Pioneers Park Sportsfield Upgrade Starts, Completion Target in May

Pioneers Park
Photo Credit: Randwick City Council

The upgrade on the lower sports field at Pioneers Park in Malabar has begun and the site will temporarily be unavailable for community use until its target completion in May 2021. 

Randwick City Council confirmed that the first steps of preparing the field for civic works started in December last year. 



The tricky process has been monitored by Hygienist and Environmental Engineer (JBSG) as the site was once a landfill containing materials with asbestos. The experts have been regularly conducting tests to ascertain that conditions around the park remain healthy and ideal whilst work has been underway.

Pioneers Park’s redevelopment was approved following the necessary maintenance of the stormwater harvesting system on site. 

As part of its upgrade, Council will install a new all-weather synthetic playing field and new natural grass surface field, allowing young boys and girls from different local leagues to take advantage of the facilities regardless of the season.

Photo Credit: Randwick City Council 

Apart from the installation of the new fields, the scope of work on the park will include excavation, drainage works, footpath works, laying turf and miscellaneous civil works.

With the upgraded site, Council expects a reduction in maintenance costs and an expansion in the participation of students in sports activities.

Field 1 and Field 2 are currently fenced and closed for public use.

For concerns and updates on the progress of Pioneers Park, phone or email the project manager at 02 9093 6763 or zaman.shamsuz@randwick.nsw.gov.au.