Arlington Oval Consultation Re-Opened

Marrickville Council has re-opened the consultation on the million dollar plan to cover Arlington Oval with plastic turf, following pressure from residents around Arlington Oval and Greens Councillors.

Arlington Oval Still Under Threat

Arlington Oval Still Under Threat

The huge turnout at last weekend’s community action has prompted council to hold a consultation session at the Oval this Sunday 16th August, from 9am to noon. This is your opportunity to speak to Council officers, and persuade Labour and Independent Councillors to change their minds!

If you live in the area around the Oval you should already have received this letter from Council, giving you the opportunity to tell your Councillors what you think. You can also comment online until 4th September.  

If the plans to cover the Oval with synthetic turf are to be halted, we must convince Labour and Independent Councillors to reverse their decision.  The plans are also available on the Marrickville Council website.

Contact Marika Kontellis (0409 076 708) for more information on the Greens campaign to save Arlington Oval.

*** Update 13-Aug *** Research by SaveArlingtonReserve has discovered an article in PitchCare Oceania highlighting the concerns turf care professionals in the USA have with fake grass. Always a good read, PitchCare magazine raises more questions about the environmental and financial sustainability of plastic turf:

One comment

  • On behalf of the local residents of whom so many are opposed to synthetic turf on Arlington Recreational Reserve, many thanks to the Marrickville Greens for sensibly not supporting this project.

    If natural grass is considered the right choice for Telstra, Suncorp, Parramatta, WIN, & Penrith Stadiums, Eden Park in NZ (home to the All Blacks) and the GABBA it should be acceptable to Dulwich Hill FC, & their financial backers.

    Synthetic turf has a range of environmental, health and cost impacts compared to real grass and the issues of handing exclusive use of a public facility to one particular sporting group when local rate-payers fund it yet are denied some or all access to its use is contrary to equitable administration of a public utility.

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