Illawarra Newsroom

Shellharbour Council grounds update

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Shellharbour City Council Sportsfields, unless listed below, will remain closed for this week to all sport and training.

All Category 1 fields are closed, with the exception of:

  • King Memorial Oval, Barrack Heights
  • McDonald Park, Albion Park

All Category 2 fields are closed, with the exception of:

  • Barrack Heights Field 1, Barrack Heights
  • Ben Fretus Field, Shellharbour
  • Centenary Training Fields, Croome Sporting Complex
  • Centenary Oval, Croome Sporting Complex
  • Dawes Park, Shellharbour
  • Des King Oval, Albion Park Showground
  • Flinders Reserve, Flinders
  • Geoff Shaw Oval, Oak Flats
  • Oakleigh Park, Warilla
  • Pioneer Park, Shellharbour
  • Terry Reserve outside fields, Albion Park

All Category 3 fields are closed, with the exception of:

  • Cec Glenholmes, Lake Illawarra
  • Con O'Keefe Oval, Albion Park
  • Croome Cricket Oval, Croome Sporting Complex
  • Diane Gorman Oval, Albion Park
  • Freeman Park, Mount Warrigal
  • Howard Fowles Oval 1, Lake Illawarra
  • John O’Dwyer, Croome Sporting Complex
  • Keith Bond Oval, Oak Flats
  • Keith Hockey Oval, Shellharbour
  • Myimbarr Community Park All Fields, Flinders
  • Ron Costello Oval, Shellharbour
  • Scout Willoughby Oval, Shellharbour
  • Terry Reserve Field 1, Albion Park

Fields are still wet and club officials will need to complete an inspection and risk assessment of the fields for suitability prior to training and games.

Council thanks the community for their patience as monitoring and assessment of playing fields continues, the continuation of winter sport is Council’s priority, as too is the provision of safe, quality playing surfaces.

When approaching the closure of fields, Council needs to consider the longevity of playing surfaces, any permanent damage could be sustained and the impacts further damage will have on other users. It is a challenge and Council is working hard to meet everyone’s needs.

Image: Arne List, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons