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Chapman Oval Upgrade - Safety Fence & Multi-use Pathway

Install 900mm-high safety fencing and a 2 metre-wide concrete multi-use pathway which will encompass the playing fields.

Chapman Oval Upgrade - Safety Fence & Multi-use Pathway

What’s this project about?

This project will provide more community members of all ages, mobility and health & fitness levels the ability to enjoy the facilities of Chapman Oval and safely & actively participate in the various community, sporting and cultural activities and events that take place at the oval throughout the year (eg: football, cricket, athletics, expos, Christmas carols, school and arts performances, etc).

An inclusive, healthy and active lifestyle will be accessible to more members of the community. The fence & pathway ensure all people including those with prams or mobility restrictions can view and enjoy all fields of play and have a safe pathway from the existing carpark and rest rooms. The multi-use pathway can be used for walking, running, cycling, spectators, wheelchair access etc. Care-takers can exercise whilst supervising their children.

This project will be managed by the Executive Committee of Swansea Football Club Inc., with support & guidance by Lake Macquarie City Council. ‍ The project involves hiring the services of a Fencing Specialist & Concreter, and if approved, the project will be completed over a 2-3 month period, within 6 months after approval.

Why should you vote for this project?

  • Supports active lifestyle. Pathway usable by all ages and abilities (e.g. walking, running, cycling). Facilitates option to exercise whilst supervising.
  • Promotes inclusion. All sides of oval become accessible to a greater variety of community members. Addresses parking & crowd congestion issues.
  • Safety. Children won't chase runaway balls into street traffic. Facilitates greater involvement of supervisors of children and also mobility impaired.

All project information is provided by the applicant. The NSW Government is not responsible for the accuracy of this information.