PUBLIC EXHIBITION - Draft Masterplan - Olds Park, Penshurst

Council has prepared a Draft Master Plan for Olds Park, Penshurst. Park users, neighbours and the community are invited to provide their comments on the Draft to help Council in finalising this important document.

A copy of the Draft Master Plan can be viewed or downloaded from our document library

The Olds Park Draft Master Plan has been developed based on earlier engagement and ideas from the community, sporting groups and park users about what is important at the park, perceived needs or problems, and preferred future directions. Council also considered a number of alternative approaches in shaping the Draft.

Olds Park is a large and popular sporting hub for the Penshurst and wider area. It offers fields and facilities for cricket, AFL and soccer as well as hard and grassed netball courts and is also a venue for Little Athletics. The park is also an attractive and well-used green space for casual leisure and recreation with two picnic areas and play spaces, a skate park, public toilets, and a perimeter shared path with fitness stations. The Olds Park Sports Club and the Penshurst Branch of the Hurstville Library are also located within the park.

The Draft Master Plan does not suggest major changes to the park’s current sporting uses, or passive leisure and recreation opportunities. It does propose a range of possible improvements, including:

  • improved contouring and upgrading of the northern oval, as a multi-purpose field, with improved lighting and facilities;
  • minor reconfiguring and improvements to the grass netball courts, and replacement and reconfiguring of the sealed courts;
  • renovating the sports pavilion, to provide female change facilities and improved access, and provision for a women’s change room in the existing amenities building;
  • upgrading of Little Athletics facilities (subject to grants funding);
  • additional spectator seating;
  • a new and upgraded skate facility
  • improvements and additions to playgrounds, picnic areas, accessible toilets, and parking areas;
  • improving external access to the park, plus better paths and connections to access and move around the park;
  • protecting mature trees, and additional tree planting and landscape improvements;
  • the provision of outdoor “cool zones”; and
  • stormwater collection and recycling, and other sustainability initiatives.

The Draft Master Plan also flags the possible development of a “Community Multi-purpose Centre” in the park’s north-west (on the Olds Sports Club site, following the end of the current 20 year lease), along with possible co-location of the sealed and grassed netball courts, in the longer term.

The Draft Masterplan is on exhibition to Wednesday 19 February 2020

You can provide feedback by the following methods:

  • by attending one of three on-site information and feedback kiosks to be held on Thursday 6th February (7am to 11 am, or 3 pm to 7pm) or Saturday 15th February (10am to 2pm);
  • Online below;
  • e-mail: mail@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au Ref: SF18/3138
  • post: Georges River Council, P.O. Box 205, Hurstville BC, NSW, 1481, Attention – Strategic Planner Ref: SF18/3138

Council has prepared a Draft Master Plan for Olds Park, Penshurst. Park users, neighbours and the community are invited to provide their comments on the Draft to help Council in finalising this important document.

A copy of the Draft Master Plan can be viewed or downloaded from our document library

The Olds Park Draft Master Plan has been developed based on earlier engagement and ideas from the community, sporting groups and park users about what is important at the park, perceived needs or problems, and preferred future directions. Council also considered a number of alternative approaches in shaping the Draft.

Olds Park is a large and popular sporting hub for the Penshurst and wider area. It offers fields and facilities for cricket, AFL and soccer as well as hard and grassed netball courts and is also a venue for Little Athletics. The park is also an attractive and well-used green space for casual leisure and recreation with two picnic areas and play spaces, a skate park, public toilets, and a perimeter shared path with fitness stations. The Olds Park Sports Club and the Penshurst Branch of the Hurstville Library are also located within the park.

The Draft Master Plan does not suggest major changes to the park’s current sporting uses, or passive leisure and recreation opportunities. It does propose a range of possible improvements, including:

  • improved contouring and upgrading of the northern oval, as a multi-purpose field, with improved lighting and facilities;
  • minor reconfiguring and improvements to the grass netball courts, and replacement and reconfiguring of the sealed courts;
  • renovating the sports pavilion, to provide female change facilities and improved access, and provision for a women’s change room in the existing amenities building;
  • upgrading of Little Athletics facilities (subject to grants funding);
  • additional spectator seating;
  • a new and upgraded skate facility
  • improvements and additions to playgrounds, picnic areas, accessible toilets, and parking areas;
  • improving external access to the park, plus better paths and connections to access and move around the park;
  • protecting mature trees, and additional tree planting and landscape improvements;
  • the provision of outdoor “cool zones”; and
  • stormwater collection and recycling, and other sustainability initiatives.

The Draft Master Plan also flags the possible development of a “Community Multi-purpose Centre” in the park’s north-west (on the Olds Sports Club site, following the end of the current 20 year lease), along with possible co-location of the sealed and grassed netball courts, in the longer term.

The Draft Masterplan is on exhibition to Wednesday 19 February 2020

You can provide feedback by the following methods:

  • by attending one of three on-site information and feedback kiosks to be held on Thursday 6th February (7am to 11 am, or 3 pm to 7pm) or Saturday 15th February (10am to 2pm);
  • Online below;
  • e-mail: mail@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au Ref: SF18/3138
  • post: Georges River Council, P.O. Box 205, Hurstville BC, NSW, 1481, Attention – Strategic Planner Ref: SF18/3138
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Comments must be received by 4.00pm, 19h February 2020.

    Comments received will be used to inform the finalisation of the Master Plan prior to final adoption by Council.


    Comments must be received by 4.00pm, 19h February 2020.

    Comments received will be used to inform the finalisation of the Master Plan prior to final adoption by Council.


    Online Submission