North Granville Community Facilities Master Plan

The Parramatta Road Urban Amenities Improvement Program (PRUAIP), developed in 2013, identified the North Granville Master Plan site and its community facilities as key projects to improve liveability in North Granville. Council adopted stage one of the Master Plan on 16 December 2019.

Significant consultation has taken place since early 2020 to ensure that the implementation of the Master Plan aligns with community expectations. The final Concept Plan and an Engagement Evaluation Report which summarises the community feedback can be found in the 'Resources' section. Further detail about the engagement activities as well as document downloads are available under 'Resources' section.

April 2024 Update

The excitement is starting to build. The incredible remediation and redesign work at F.S Garside is coming to an end, and soon this completely transformed multi-purpose park will be open for all to enjoy.

The highly-complex construction project has taken around two years. Following a detailed environmental management plan, more than 15,600 tonnes of contaminated soil was removed, and with the site made safe the fun stuff began.

The BMX pump track was created, the flying fox and playground equipment was installed, and the design for the dog park, sports facilities, grandstand and more came to life. More than 144 trees, 162 shrubs & 27,500 groundcover plants have greened the site - all predominantly Australian natives.

The project reached a major milestone in April with the turf being laid to complete the sports field. More than 16700 m2 of turf will now be cultivated and cared for to ensure the community will be able to play on well-established and durable grass sports fields.

Contractors are working towards completing construction by the middle of the year, weather permitting, with an official opening celebration being planned. Stay tuned for details.

November 2023 Update

Work at FS Garside continues and while there has been some great progress, some unexpected challenges have seen the project completion date pushed back until March 2024.

  • Kerb and gutter works along Alfred Street, Gray Street and Onslow Street have commenced
  • Cycleway works along Alfred Street are progressing.

Within the park itself, there are some striking changes to the site with playground equipment installed and the landscaping work almost complete.

  • The shelter for the bleacher stand has been constructed and the seating works will be completed in the coming weeks
  • Softfall works for the playground have commenced
  • Ball screen posts for the sports field are installed
  • Sports field fence work has begun
  • Landscaping near Duck Creek is completed

October 2023 Update

With some stable weather and sunshine, work at FS Garside Reserve in Granville is progressing well with works tracking to be finished by the end of December, weather permitting.

Remediation at the site is complete and work on the park itself has now begun.

The majority of playground equipment has been installed and landscaping has commenced. The new playground amenities building and construction of the spectator bleachers has started and work has also begun on the multi-purpose court.

There has been extensive planting alongside Duck Creek and soon the wombat crossing at Gray Street and footpath works along Parramatta Road will begin.

Within the coming weeks, construction work on the kerb and gutter along Alfred Street, Gray Street and Onslow Street will commence.


Latest news July 2023

FS Garside is progressing well, assisted by recent favourable weather conditions. Remediation is nearing completion, and works are well advanced on the BMX pump track. The upgrade of the existing amenities building, and the installation of the new playground and retaining walls around the sports field are also taking shape.

Unfortunately, in the early phases of construction, a combination of complex site conditions and inclement weather delayed the overall completion date of the project, with works now estimated to end in December 2023.

In the upcoming months, work will commence on the construction of the road edges surrounding the park including installation of new kerbs, parking, footpaths, a cycle path along Alfred Street and turf and tree planting.

Other works that will commence within the park shortly are construction of the dog park, installation of the multi-purpose sports court and the underground tank for water recycling. There will also be further construction in the playground precinct including installation of a new amenities building, barbeques, seating and picnic table settings.

New soft landscaping works will include planting of new native trees, shrubs and groundcovers along Duck Creek and throughout the site.

On completion, the upgrade of the park will provide a significant open space asset for the community.

Latest images from the site

Image of site under construction looking towards apartments in Granville

New slides under construction at F.S. Garside park

September 2022 Update

Starting mid-September, the playground at F.S. Garside Park will be closed to allow work on a major upgrade to begin. Parts of Onslow Street will also close, and a safe-work-zone will be created by enclosing the entire site.

The improvements to F.S. Garside Park will ensure our growing community has the sports facilities, recreation area, play spaces and amenities it needs now and into the future.

The construction program includes permanent treatment of asbestos contamination, creation of a natural-turf football field, installation of new sports-field lighting, a large playground, landscaping, seating, picnic areas and more.

With work expected to be completed in late-2023, F.S. Garside Park will be transformed into a safe, green, public open space where everyone can get together and play.

Until construction is completed, fencing will enclose the area as shown on the map. Work will be carried out from 7am to 5pm Monday to Friday, and 8am to 5pm Saturday. For your safety, do not enter enclosed areas. Please follow directions from Council staff on alternative pedestrian and traffic routes.

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