Council commits to next stages of Christie Park upgrade
Published on 18 December 2018
The City of Ryde has reaffirmed its commitment to undertake significant upgrades at Christie Park that will turn the venue into one of the leading sporting facilities in Sydney.
Following a resolution at its Extraordinary Meeting this week, Council plans to allocate funds for the next stage of upgrades in its 2019 – 2023 Four Year Delivery Plan. Funding will be also sought through relevant State and Federal grant programs.
Christie Park – located in the suburb Macquarie Park – is one of the most popular sporting venues in the City of Ryde and neighbouring areas.
This year, Council unveiled the first round of significant upgrades (known as Stage 1) at the venue with two new FIFA-accredited synthetic fields opening to the public, guaranteeing consistent playing surfaces all year-round. A new tiered seating section for 500 spectators was also installed.
The next stage of upgrades will be undertaken over two stages.
Stage 2 of the Christie Park expansion will include a first-class amenities building that will service the two fields currently in place at the venue, as well as additional futsal courts.
Stage 3, meanwhile, will result in a third synthetic field being installed with a new car park underneath.
City of Ryde Mayor, Clr Jerome Laxale, said the upgrades would provide the community and local sporting clubs with a first class sporting venue right on their doorstep.
“By re-affirming its commitment to Stage 2 and 3 of Christie Park, this Council is delivering on a promise it made to the community to turn Christie Park into a sporting venue that has state-of-the art facilities and is accessible 365 days a year,” Clr Laxale said.
The total cost for construction of the amenities building and additional Futsal Courts at Christie Park is currently estimated at $8.2 million.