Hartley’s Oval upgrade at Canley Vale

Media release | 26 April 2021

Fairfield region families now have access to improved recreational facilities following a $155,000 upgrade to Hartley’s Oval at Canley Vale.

The Fairfield City Council project was supported with a $40,000 grant from the NSW Government’s Crown Reserves Improvement Fund (CRIF), and a $10,000 grant from the Australian Government Stronger Communities Program.

The new playground facilities include a multi-play unit, bird nest swing, spinner bowl, and a high-performance cloth shade sail providing more than 90% UV sun protection across the playground area.

New seating and a picnic table setting have been installed as well as new garden beds and plantings and connected concrete pathing.

The new modern playground will encourage families and children to enjoy the outdoors and open space, and is located close to sportsfields and cricket practice nets for further options.

The Crown Reserves Improvement Fund helps maintain and improve reserves and community-focused facilities that are located on them.

Crown land reserves like Hartley’s Oval provide residents with quality space for sports, fitness and play or to just relax, rejuvenate and get in touch with nature and each other.

In the latest round of the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund, $40,000 has also been provided toward upgrades at Fairfield Park.

Work will include upgrading the grandstand amenity building with an extension for storage, improving accessibility to the disabled bathroom, and constructing two lockable and weather-proof storerooms for sports club property.

A covered courtyard space will be provided and a footpath widened to improve the approach to the accessible toilet.

Also, pedestrian accessibility around the grandstand will be improved by removing four shipping containers which the sports club currently uses for storage.

Local council surveys show more than half (51 per cent) of local park users visit Fairfield’s parks more than once a week so this is an investment in community health and well-being.

Hartleys Oval Playground at Canley Vale

Harleys Oval Playground at Canley Vale