Rodney Reserve

In June 2015, the Operations Committee (made up of all Councillors) considered a draft master plan for Rodney Reserve.

Since then, Mayor of Waverley, Sally Betts has been liaising with a sub-committee of the Dover Heights Precinct are working together to come up with solutions to address concerns raised. 

In addition, comprehensive information including sports participation data had been collected to substantiate the urgent need for an amenities building, additional parking, playing field upgrades and landscape improvements at Rodney Reserve to make it usable for sporting grounds.

Aside from Waverley Park, Rodney Reserve is the only other park within the local government area with a full size football/rugby field. Currently there are no toilet facilities, no privacy to get changed, or clean running water. The field is also uneven, and does not have an irrigation system.

A report went to Council in early December 2016, recommending to defer the draft master plan for Rodney Reserve for consideration as part of the wider Council Master Plan Review process, but to proceed with investigations for improvements to sport upgrades for the reserve. Council has requested additional information be collected prior to moving forward with community consultation on sports improvement upgrade. This information includes: 

  • An additional concept design setting the amenities building into the western slope with a green roof 
  • Investigation in reducing the size of the amenities building
  • A comprehensive traffic and impact study to determine the impact of the improved sporting facilities on local roads and amenity 
  • Details of discussions held or input received from local RSLs 
  • A feasibility study relating to having a full size football ground at Hugh Bramford Reserve. 
In addition, Council Officers will undertake an investigation into any Aboriginal sites that might exist on the reserve and undertake further investigation into the radio astronomy site.

You can read more about it in the 6 December Council Meeting Minutes here.  

This report is expected back to Council in early 2017.  

More information 

Please email rodneyreserve@waverley.nsw.gov.au if you have any questions.