Providing opportunities for leisure and community sport

Twelve months of hard work and dedicated efforts from the WEM Civil and Hills Shire Council teams has resulted in the completion of the upgrade of George Thornton Reserve. The upgrade has transformed the open space into a thriving part of the West Pennant Hills community providing more opportunities for leisure and sport.

One of the key objectives of the project was to deliver an additional full-sized sports field to meet the increasing needs of the community. To that end, the George Thornton Reserve now includes a third full-sized sports field with new turf, synthetic cricket wickets, practice nets and ball-stop fencing, upgraded lighting, irrigation, pathways and landscaping.

The much-awaited upgrade is an appreciated addition to West Pennant Hills residents and Sun Valley Preschool adjacent to the fields.

Hills Shire Mayor, Peter Gangemi said, “As more families choose to live in The Hills, the demand for new and upgraded sports facilities increases. As the Mayor, I am so proud that Council is delivering fantastic sporting complexes to cater to residents so that they can keep active, socialise and play the sports they love. I would like to extend my gratitude to WEM Civil for their work on the George Thornton Reserve field extension project. I am eagerly looking forward to seeing the residents and sporting teams enjoy the additional field.”

“This project highlights the importance of investing in public spaces for people to live, work and play” said WEM Civil Project Manager, Ryan Noney.

The completion of the George Thornton Reserve Project signifies that our actions today create a better tomorrow.


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