Welby Hockey Fields

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The hockey fields are now complete! Check out the news feed below for details of the official opening.


Construction of a second Synthetic Hockey Field will soon commence.

As shown in a design for Welby Heights Oval prepared in 2004, the new hockey field will be located alongside Currockbilly Street, Welby. The works are to be completed as part of the agreed actions listed in the associated Plan of Management prepared by Wingecarribee Shire Council and the NSW Department of Lands.

Thanks to fundraising and grants obtained by Southern Highlands Hockey Incorporated the upcoming works are expected to include:

  • Synthetic Grass Hockey pitch,
  • Access road (emergency and maintenance only),
  • Internal Footpaths,
  • Spectator mounds,
  • Fencing,
  • Stormwater drainage works, and
  • Lighting.

There will be some traffic and noise impacts on nearby residents during construction but we are working with contractors to minimise this.

We have notified Welby residents about the project but will be in touch with neighbouring properties prior to and during the construction works.

To learn more about this project:

Construction of a second Synthetic Hockey Field will soon commence.

As shown in a design for Welby Heights Oval prepared in 2004, the new hockey field will be located alongside Currockbilly Street, Welby. The works are to be completed as part of the agreed actions listed in the associated Plan of Management prepared by Wingecarribee Shire Council and the NSW Department of Lands.

Thanks to fundraising and grants obtained by Southern Highlands Hockey Incorporated the upcoming works are expected to include:

  • Synthetic Grass Hockey pitch,
  • Access road (emergency and maintenance only),
  • Internal Footpaths,
  • Spectator mounds,
  • Fencing,
  • Stormwater drainage works, and
  • Lighting.

There will be some traffic and noise impacts on nearby residents during construction but we are working with contractors to minimise this.

We have notified Welby residents about the project but will be in touch with neighbouring properties prior to and during the construction works.

To learn more about this project:

The hockey fields are now complete! Check out the news feed below for details of the official opening.


  • Opening of new Hockey Field

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    08 July, 2020

    MEDIA RELEASE: 7 July 2020, Southern Highlands Hockey Inc.

    Southern Highlands Hockey Inc is pleased to announce the Opening of the Second Hockey Field at the Southern Highlands Hockey Centre.

    Wingecarribee Shire Council Mayor Clr Duncan Gair and Wollondilly Nathaniel Smith MP will attend and speak at this major event for the Southern Highlands Hockey community.

    Southern Highlands Hockey Inc President, Paul Sabatier said "This event is being held in honour of Steve Bedson, Glen Isedale, David Mackay and Sandra Sharpe who have devoted themselves to providing a world class hockey facility for the Southern Highlands. We thank them for their commitment and dedication and invite our members to celebrate their achievement. We look forward to starting the 2020 season with a new floodlit hybrid synthetic field and recognise the support of the Clubs, their members and all users of the Hockey Centre for the success of our facility."

    Major additions to the Centre, worth $1.4 million, include the construction of a competition standard wet and dry hybrid synthetic grass hockey surface with shock pad. Other facilities added in the project include the installation of player dugouts and erection of LED lighting and spectator mound.

    Funding for the project has been made possible via a combination of grant funding from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund ($374,622 to assist field construction civils) and ClubGrants Infrastructure Grants Program ($235,000 to assist cost of mat & shock-pad) and the Australian Sports Commission Community Sport Infrastructure Grant (LED field lighting $195,000) with cash reserves from the Southern Highlands Hockey Association.

    An interest-free loan has also been provided by Wingecarribee Shire Council to expedite the project. Council also coordinated the project delivery of the project.

    Southern Highlands Hockey Inc. is one of the largest regional hockey associations with over 800 members. It comprises 7 local clubs from around 500 families from across the district.

    Members and their guests are invited to RSVP online.

    DETAILS: Sunday 12 July 2020 from 4pm to 5pm at the Southern Highlands Hockey Complex, 37 Meranie Street, Welby.

    Social Distancing measures and capacity limits will be maintained during the event.

  • Complete :-)

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    02 July, 2020
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    The construction of the Second Synthetic Hockey Field at Welby is now complete. The completed works include;

    • Synthetic Grass Hockey pitch,
    • Access road (emergency and maintenance only),
    • Internal Footpaths,
    • Spectator mounds,
    • Fencing,
    • Stormwater drainage works, and
    • Lighting.

    The Southern Highlands Hockey Association is planning to recommence the 2020 hockey season once Covid 19 restrictions ease.

    Council thanks the surrounding community for their patience and interest during the project.

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  • First sod turned!

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    30 August, 2019
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    29/8/2019 - The first sod was turned on the new hockey field site.

    Member for Wollondilly, Nathaniel Smith MP was joined by Wingecarribee Mayor, Clr Duncan Gair and members of Southern Highlands Hockey Inc.
  • Community Update - 27 August 2019

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    28 August, 2019

    Property owners and occupiers in Welby have been notified via letter that construction of a second synthetic hockey field will commence from 2 September 2019.

    Wingecarribee Shire Council wishes to advise that the construction of the 2nd Synthetic Hockey Field will commence in the week of 2nd September 2019.

    During construction it is likely that impacts to neighbouring properties will include increased localised traffic and some construction noise. These will be limited to 7am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm Saturday. No work is permitted on Sundays or Public Holidays.

    Works are expected to be completed ahead of the 2020 Hockey season.

    Council appreciates your patience and cooperation on this important project. We apologize for any temporary delays or inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding.

  • Letter issued to Welby residents about project

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    10 July, 2019

    Property owners and occupiers in Welby have been notified via letter about commencement of work on a second synthetic hockey field. The letter provides a brief overview of the project and included a 'Frequently Asked Questions' sheet.

    Construction of a second Synthetic Hockey Field will soon commence at the Welby Hockey Fields.

    As shown in the enclosed design for Welby Heights Oval prepared in 2004, the new hockey field will be located alongside Currockbilly Street, Welby. The works are to be completed as part of the agreed actions listed in the associated Plan of Management prepared by Wingecarribee Shire Council and NSW Department of Lands.

    Thanks to fundraising and grants obtained by the Southern Highlands Hockey Incorporated these works are expected to include:

    • Synthetic Grass Hockey pitch,
    • Access road (emergency and maintenance only),
    • Internal Footpaths,
    • Spectator mounds,
    • Fencing,
    • Stormwater drainage works, and
    • Lighting.
    There will be some traffic and noise impacts on nearby residents during construction but we are working with contractors to minimise this. We will be in touch with neighbouring properties when an exact date has been confirmed for the commencement of works.