THE HILLS SHIRE COUNCIL
DHARUG, CASTLE HILL NSW
The Fred Caterson Reserve Sporting Precinct is one of the area’s largest sporting complexes in the Hills Shire with over 4,000 visitors weekly. In need of an upgrade, Moir Landscape Architecture were engaged by The Hills Shire Council to develop a comprehensive site master plan for the overall site and the facilities within.
The project involved extensive community consultation with multiple stakeholders to fully understand the needs and aspirations of the existing sporting clubs who utilise the site.
As the precinct sits on the Cattai Creek riparian corridor, it is home toan extensive community of endangered ecological habitats and local wildlife. Any upgrade or expansion to the sporting facilities and internal infrastructure needed to ensure that impacts were minimised and where possible, ecological assets were enhanced as part of the improvements.
The proposed master plan developed a strategic framework for future development within the precinct with improved facilities and enhanced vehicle and pedestrian access. It also addressed the intricate balance of providing public amenity while enhancing and supporting the existing ecology of the site.