Above: Mosman Mayor Carolyn Corrigan – pictured with local Councillors – officially opened the new facility this week.

Mosman’s sporting facilities have been boosted with the recent completion of a new multipurpose hardcourt, suitable for basketball and netball, at Balmoral Oval.

As well as the full-sized multipurpose court the project includes a practice court, upgrades of surrounding landscaping and footpaths, provision for future light poles for evening use during winter and a ball-proof perimeter fence along the creek side.

The court project received majority support from residents following engagement with the community on options, which also included turning the land next to Balmoral Oval into a grassed or natural area, a barbecue area with shelters or a community garden.

Officially opening the new courts today, Mosman Mayor Carolyn Corrigan said they will be most welcomed by our residents, who have expressed their support for more sporting facilities in the area.

“The courts will help meet the growing demand for sporting facilities, especially basketball, which has been identified in Council’s Recreational Needs Assessment Report as requiring additional facilities,” Cr Corrigan said.

“The multipurpose court provides young and not so young residents and locals with much needed sport facilities and is an important addition to Balmoral’s parks and sports precinct, which includes recently upgraded outdoor fitness equipment and cricket practice nets,” she said. “I’d call it a slam dunk moment for our community!”

The full-sized multipurpose court includes interchangeable posts to alternate between basketball and netball, while the separate netball practice court complements the nearby basketball practice court.

The courts will be accessible all year-round and operate without formal bookings for at least the first 12 months.

The Balmoral courts add to existing hard courts at Clifton Gardens and the Drill Hall Common outdoor netball courts, where lighting is currently being installed, as well as grass courts at Spit West.