Council is transforming the Fairfield Showground into a modern sporting and cultural hub for high level sports, community cultural festivals and major events.
The redevelopment will open the Showground up to the community by providing facilities and programs relevant to the community while being regional significant.
The festival arena and covered festival space, as well as the turf and synthetic football fields are now completed. This included lighting upgrades to 750 lux with the capcity to upgrade to 1750 lux at a later date.
The multipurpose amenities building is almost complete.
Work will continue in the coming months on installing paths and lighting around the complex, as well as preparing for the creation of a fun, new playground for children of all abilities at Deerbush Park and the installation of a People’s Globe celebrating our City’s multicultural heritage at the main entrance to the Showground on Smithfield Road.
The new playground will feature a flying fox, wheelchair-accessible carousel and ground-level trampolines. A new water play space with squirters and dumping buckets will also provide the perfect place for young children to cool off in the warmer months.
The playground will also include an accessible riverbed crossing, water pump, sand digger, picnic tables and bench seating, a climbing net fort and slide, sandpit, nest swing and voice tubes. A riding track will weave around and between the various play elements, providing a safe space for young children to learn to ride.
Trees and landscaping will provide shade and environmental benefits. The park is being upgraded as part of the transformation of Fairfield Showground. Council will finalise the designs in the coming months with construction planned to begin in early 2020.
Enquiries: Fairfield Showground 9725 2333