Synthetic pitch for Kooloobong Oval as council-uni deal gets green light

Andrew Pearson
By Andrew Pearson
Updated September 4 2018 - 7:34am, first published 6:10am
Kooloobong Oval: The University of Wollongong has proposed a $3.2 million "high intensity" makeover for the football fields, which many residents fear will have social and environmental consequences.

Wollongong City councillors have voted to finalise a decade-long agreement with the University of Wollongong (UOW), which will see a controversial synthetic football pitch built at Keiraville’s Kooloobong Oval.

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Andrew Pearson

Andrew Pearson

Deputy Editor

Andrew grew up in the western Riverina town of Hay and has strong ties to the region. He is a former DA journo who has a passion for breaking news and has covered everything from council and politics to crime and court.