More than $40,000,000 has been secured by the NSW Government for the development of Westleigh Park.
In June 2016, Hornsby Shire Council purchased 34 hectares of land in Westleigh from Sydney Water.
The funding provided will ensure successful conversion of the Westleigh Waterboard site into a recreational hub for the Northern Sydney region.
This project will benefit the Gladesville-Hornsby Football Association with 12,500 registered players. This new facility will allow local clubs Thornleigh Thunder Soccer Club and Normanhurst Football Club with more than 1,000 members to play home games in the local area.
The land had been previously earmarked for housing, however Council have fought to use this land as public open space for recreation.
Thornleigh Thunder Soccer Club president, Geoff Knowles said “600 homes we do not need, space to play, people active, outside, space for all walks of life is what we do need”.
Council is currently completing Geotech reports of the site with detailed plans for the area some way off, however, at this stage Council intends for the space to be used for the following activities:
- Formal sports.
- Passive recreation (eg, picnics, walking, playground).
- Mountain biking.
For further information regarding this development, visit the Westleigh Waterboard Alliance website at https://wwba.org.au.