Burrows Park Field Upgrade Now in Initial Design Investigation Phase

Burrows Park Field Upgrade Now in Initial Design Investigation Phase

An initial design investigation has been launched on the proposed amenities and field upgrade at Burrows Park in Clovelly, after the existing amenities building was found to be ‘old and non-compliant’ during a recent Council inspection.

Located immediately north of Clovelly Beach, Burrows Park Sportsfield features a football field, toilets block and picnic shelters.

Randwick City Council has deemed the existing amenities building as old and non-compliant with current building codes. Funding has been allocated to investigate upgrading the building for it to better meet the needs of local juniors utilising the field.

Although Council has announced the commencement of the initial design investigation on the proposed project. At this stage, no design brief or project scope has yet been confirmed. 

Representatives from the junior sporting clubs that currently use the park were invited to a meeting organised by the Council to help better understand their needs and challenges, in preparation for design work and community consultation.

Some of the early feedback gathered from the meeting includes the concern that the sub-standard size of the playing field prevents children 13 years and older from playing rugby league, prompting them to seek other fields to play home games. 

The possibility of providing a standard and compliant NRL-sized field to accommodate junior games for over 13s will now form part of the design brief investigation currently underway.

However, further investigation needs to be completed to determine whether this will be included or excluded from the final project scope.

Randwick City Council is encouraging interested residents to register at the Your Say Randwick website. Once the consultation has commenced, all subscribers will be notified and invited to participate.

Burrows Park is bounded to the east by an area of remnant vegetation and to the south by the cliff top at the edge of Clovelly Bay. Walkers and joggers frequent the park for their daily exercises which also features a free outdoor gym. It is also home to the Clovelly Bowling Club.