Newland Park Baseball Netting Consultation

This consultation has concluded.

The City of Burnside seeks your view on the proposed use of netting to help prevent baseballs from entering Hallett Road, Erindale.

Newland Park

Newland Park is a large sporting and recreational reserve surrounded by original River Red Gums and SA Blue Gums. The park gets its name from Simpson Newland, whose estate Undelcarraincluded what is now Newland Park, and is bounded by Lockwood Road, Newland Road and Hallett Road, Erindale.

Community Consultation

At Council’s meeting on 28 January 2014 Council endorsed undertaking community consultation on the proposal to erect a temporary eight metre high, lightweight fabric boundary net and poles along the Hallett Road frontage of Bill Cooper Oval commencing early February 2014 and closing early March 2014. For more information about the proposed netting, refer to the information tab below

Have your say

We seek your feedback on the proposal. Have your say by completing the survey by 5 pm Monday 17 March 2014. Alternatively a copy of the survey can be obtained from Council’s Customer Service Centre. You can post completed forms to City of Burnside, Reply Paid, PO Box 9, Glenside SA 5065 (no stamp required).

Next Steps

The results from the consultation will be presented to Council at its meeting on 22 April 2014.

More information

More background information such as previous Council reports relating to Newland Park can be found in the Library or the Information tab below.

If you would like further information, please use the Email Us form below or contact the City of Burnside on 8366 4200.


The City of Burnside seeks your view on the proposed use of netting to help prevent baseballs from entering Hallett Road, Erindale.

Newland Park

Newland Park is a large sporting and recreational reserve surrounded by original River Red Gums and SA Blue Gums. The park gets its name from Simpson Newland, whose estate Undelcarraincluded what is now Newland Park, and is bounded by Lockwood Road, Newland Road and Hallett Road, Erindale.

Community Consultation

At Council’s meeting on 28 January 2014 Council endorsed undertaking community consultation on the proposal to erect a temporary eight metre high, lightweight fabric boundary net and poles along the Hallett Road frontage of Bill Cooper Oval commencing early February 2014 and closing early March 2014. For more information about the proposed netting, refer to the information tab below

Have your say

We seek your feedback on the proposal. Have your say by completing the survey by 5 pm Monday 17 March 2014. Alternatively a copy of the survey can be obtained from Council’s Customer Service Centre. You can post completed forms to City of Burnside, Reply Paid, PO Box 9, Glenside SA 5065 (no stamp required).

Next Steps

The results from the consultation will be presented to Council at its meeting on 22 April 2014.

More information

More background information such as previous Council reports relating to Newland Park can be found in the Library or the Information tab below.

If you would like further information, please use the Email Us form below or contact the City of Burnside on 8366 4200.


This consultation has concluded.
  • Update

    over 1 year ago

    The Newland Park Baseball Net engagement closed 17 March 2014. The engagement sought the community’s views on the potential seasonal erection of a temporary eight metre high safety barrier, along the Hallett Road frontage of Bill Cooper Oval to reduce the likelihood of baseballs leaving the playing field.

    A report was presented to Council on 22 April 2014, detailing the results of the community engagement. Over 500 responses were received with the majority of respondents supporting the proposal. At that meeting, Council resolved (C9685) to seek further advice on various matters related to the use of the net, who would... Continue reading

    The Newland Park Baseball Net engagement closed 17 March 2014. The engagement sought the community’s views on the potential seasonal erection of a temporary eight metre high safety barrier, along the Hallett Road frontage of Bill Cooper Oval to reduce the likelihood of baseballs leaving the playing field.

    A report was presented to Council on 22 April 2014, detailing the results of the community engagement. Over 500 responses were received with the majority of respondents supporting the proposal. At that meeting, Council resolved (C9685) to seek further advice on various matters related to the use of the net, who would fund the installation and maintenance of the net and how the use of the net would influence safety risks for the public.

    At the meeting on 8 July 2014, Council resolved (C9788) to a range of conditions that would be applied to the Kensington Baseball Club licence agreement including the use of the temporary safety barrier net. The installation of the new safety barrier net will begin in late 2014.

    The Newland Park Baseball Netting relates to the Be the Future of Burnside Strategic Community Plan 2012-2025, “fit for purpose and cost effective infrastructure that meets community needs.”

  • Background

    over 3 years ago
    991

    Background

    Newland Park has been the home of the Kensington Baseball Club for nearly 50 years and is enjoyed by players of all ages.

    A recent risk assessment noted the danger to the community of baseballs being hit outside of the park. One option to minimise the risk of baseballs leaving the park from the eastern boundary and striking pedestrians or road users along Hallett Road is to install an eight metre high boundary net. The image below shows the proposed netting position.

    The temporary lightweight fabric netting (see image below) will only be erected when baseball players over the age of 17 years (ie seniors) are either training or playing a game.

    The poles will stay in place during the year with the netting being raised and lowered by the Club, much like a flag on a flag pole (see image below).

    The netting is the same as that installed at a number of football ovals and other venues to screen spectators from ball sports. The netting and poles are coloured black to minimise visual impact. There is a possibility that the net may impact on birds when they are raised but as the nets are only raised during senior games or training, this risk should be minimal.

    The only other option to mitigate the risk is to relocate the older players to another site, if available. At this time there are no other suitable sites available within the City of Burnside and Baseball SA is not aware of any other available sites within the metropolitan area.

    Background

    Newland Park has been the home of the Kensington Baseball Club for nearly 50 years and is enjoyed by players of all ages.

    A recent risk assessment noted the danger to the community of baseballs being hit outside of the park. One option to minimise the risk of baseballs leaving the park from the eastern boundary and striking pedestrians or road users along Hallett Road is to install an eight metre high boundary net. The image below shows the proposed netting position.

    The temporary lightweight fabric netting (see image below) will only be erected when baseball players over the age of 17 years (ie seniors) are either training or playing a game.

    The poles will stay in place during the year with the netting being raised and lowered by the Club, much like a flag on a flag pole (see image below).

    The netting is the same as that installed at a number of football ovals and other venues to screen spectators from ball sports. The netting and poles are coloured black to minimise visual impact. There is a possibility that the net may impact on birds when they are raised but as the nets are only raised during senior games or training, this risk should be minimal.

    The only other option to mitigate the risk is to relocate the older players to another site, if available. At this time there are no other suitable sites available within the City of Burnside and Baseball SA is not aware of any other available sites within the metropolitan area.