Save a little slice of heaven on Sydney Harbour.
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The Campaign for Grass
The risk of saying goodbye to less than $1 million helped sway a Sydney council to allow a synthetic sports field on a flood basin
Ask the scientist
Dr Battam, Soil Scientist, explains why natural turf can carry high loads at BCO, but it requires a totally different approach – amended soil, new turf types, different maintenance regimes. Links to a case study.
The resilience of natural grass
About Bob Campbell Oval
Bob Campbell Oval, or Gore Creek Reserve, is a little slice of heaven on Sydney Harbour. It sits at the bottom of a creek that winds up through Lane Cove and is one of the last remaining natural creeks on the harbour.
Gore Creek reserve was established around the time of the formation of the Greenwich Sports Club in 1936. The site was named as a heritage site within the Lane Cove Council’s Local Environment Plan Lane Cove Council due to its immense heritage and ecological value. This greenspace is an important social hub for the community, hosting a large oval, a playground, picnic facilities, outdoor fitness equipment, toilets, BBQ facilities and waterfront access.
Today Bob Campbell Oval is home to sporting clubs, dogs and their walkers, community groups and gatherings, locally organised sporting fixtures and large community events such as the Greenwich Village Games (https://gvg.org.au/).
A plastic sports pitch dedicated to one or two sports would change the context of this wonderful green space and potentially see some of these lost to the community.