Major sports centre gets go-ahead

Kicking goals: An impression of the new centre to be built at Fairfield High School. There will be 15 synthetic soccer pitches. The project was approved by Fairfield Council last week. Picture: Supplied

Kicking goals: An impression of the new centre to be built at Fairfield High School. There will be 15 synthetic soccer pitches. The project was approved by Fairfield Council last week. Picture: Supplied

FAIRFIELD will be home to another great sporting facility after Fairfield Council approved a development application to build 15 synthetic soccer pitches at Fairfield High School.

The pitches will vary in size and comprise a clubhouse, additional car parking spaces and landscaping works.

The new state-of-the-art facility will be constructed over two years, with the first stage comprising nine synthetic fields, a clubhouse and 71 car parking spaces.

Stage two will involve the construction of six soccer pitches and will include a total of 106 car parking spaces provided on-site.

The development applicant and Ultimate Football chief executive Emir Mari said he was thrilled with the decision in the lead-up to the FIFA World Cup.

"It will benefit the school and have a community benefit as well," he said. "This is the third of these facilities in Australia."

The facility will be built at no expense to Fairfield High School in return for the use of it after school hours.

It will also be used by the school during school hours for its sporting activities.

Fairfield High School principal Bob Mulas was also thrilled.

"We're ecstatic," he said.

"It's not going to be used just for training our students but we will be involving other schools such as Westfields Sports High School to share the facility as well."

Construction is expected to begin in two months.

Details: ultimatefootballaustralia.com.au.

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