NSROC Report Warns of Sportsground Shortage

From Left: Cr Brendan Zhu (Willoughby), Mayor Gail Giles-Gidney (Willoughby), Cr Cedric Spencer (Ku-ring-gai), Mr Alister Henskens MP, Mayor Jennifer Anderson (Ku-ring-gai), the Hon Gabrielle Upton MP, Mr Jonathan O’Dea MP, Mayor Pam Palmer (Lane Cove), Cr Stephen Barbour (North Sydney), Cr Sam Ngai (Ku-ring-gai), Cr Nathan Tilbury (Hornsby) and Mayor Mark Bennett (Hunter’s Hill).


The Northern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (NSROC) launched a report which has identified a major shortfall in the supply and capacity of sportsgrounds on Tuesday 27 March 2018 at 11 am at Northbridge Oval.


NSROC Sportsground Strategy Launch Speech by NSROC President Mayor Pam Palmer, Lane Cove Council



Launching NSROC’s Regional Sportsground Strategy Review Report which covered the LGAs of Hornsby, Hunter’s Hill, Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, North Sydney, Ryde and Willoughby, NSROC President Cr Pam Palmer said demand would far outweigh supply in coming years.  The report was prepared by Simon Haire from Otium Consulting Planning Pty Ltd.


NSROC Sportsground Strategy Launch
Alister Henskens MP, the Hon Gabrielle Upton MP and Jonathan O’Dea MP



The NSROC Mayors and Councillors were joined by the Hon Gabrielle Upton MP Minister for Local Government and for Environment and Heritage, local MPs, Mayors, councillors and NSROC Board delegates, General Managers of local councils, key sporting associations and government departments and agencies.



From Left: the Hon Philip Ruddock (Mayor Hornsby), Mr Steve Head (GM Hornsby), Ms Debra Just (GM Willoughby), Mr Barry Smith (GM Hunter’s Hill), Mr David Marshall (for GM Ku-ring-gai) and Mr Craig Wrightson (GM Lane Cove)


To view the Press Release please click on the following: Media Release

To view the Report – Executive Summary please click on the following: NSROC Regional Sportsground Strategy Review Dec 2017 – Executive Summary & Action Plan

To view the Full Report –  please click on the following: NSROC Regional Sportsground Strategy Review Dec 2017 – Full Report