Stockland receives approval for a 6.5-hectare sports facility in Marsden Park

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30 August 2023

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Stockland has received development application (DA) approval for the Northern Playing Fields, a 6.5-hectare sports and recreation facility located at Elara in Marsden Park, approximately 50 kilometres from Sydney’s CBD.

The facility will include a full-size AFL playing field and a junior playing field, amenities building, cricket nets, walking and cycling paths, a playground, and car park. It has been designed as a location for the Elara community, their friends and neighbouring sporting team to gather and be active.

Stockland Project Director Mike Milligan said the Northern Playing Fields will add active open space at Elara and allows for AFL and cricket teams to play and train in their community.

“We’re pleased to have received DA approval, which will bring an additional 6.5 hectares of active recreational space for the community to enjoy. This follows the opening of our 24-hectare Riparian Parklands which we completed at the end of last year,” said Mr Milligan.

“Stockland prides itself on creating some of Australia’s most liveable communities. We measure liveability through an annual survey of our residents with questions on health and wellbeing, quality of life, and community connections. The results help us plan for communities of the future.

“Recent results tell us that Elara residents enjoy the convenience of walking around the community, as well as the quality of parks and natural environment, so we’re looking forward to commencing the Northern Playing Fields later this year,” added Mr Milligan.

Construction is expected to commence in late 2023, with completion anticipated by the end of 2024.