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Centre Of Excellence

Parramatta Eels Centre of Excellence and Community Facility

Kellyville Park, Memorial Avenue, Kellyville

The Parramatta Eels National Rugby League Club (the Eels), with support from Hills Shire Council and the Federal Government, is leading the development of a new world-class Centre of Excellence and Community Hub for Western Sydney.

As part of the Kellyville Park master plan, Council has completed a number of upgrades including two new sports fields, new car park and access from Stone Mason Drive, storage, amenities and drainage.

A new era for local sport

Kellyville Park will be the home for all ages and abilities – from grassroots to elite sport. The state-of-the-art facilities will enable junior, senior and elite sports men and women to take their game to the next level.

From across Sydney, teams will go head to-to-head in touch footy, Tag League and all abilities Try Time Rugby League. Students can strive for their personal best at school sports Gala Days and face off their friendly-rivals at P.S.S.A.

The Eels are committed to fostering the talent of Western Sydney. Parramatta Junior Rugby League has the second largest catchment in New South Wales and is home to 5,200 aspiring players, 352 teams and 28 clubs.   

Heart of Western Sydney

The Eels is about more than just footy, in 2019:

  • 39,053 young people participated in development programs
  • The Eels volunteered for 1,014 hours
  • 80K was raised local charities

 What’s planned?

Community Facility

  • Up to 1,500 seat grandstand for spectator viewing  
  • Unisex change rooms and amenities for local sporting clubs and Eels pathway programs
  • Community gym for local sporting clubs and Eels pathway programs
  • Dedicated referee change room
  • First Aid room and storage
  • Media facilities
  • Café/Kiosk
  • Multipurpose community room with kitchen facilities

Centre of Excellence 

  • Administration offices and meeting rooms
  • NRL and NRLW changerooms and amenities
  • Gymnasium
  • Aquatic rehabilitation facilities
  • Medical and Sports Science facilities
  • Player welfare facilities
  • Fan area and Eels merchandise shop
  • Administration offices and meeting rooms for the Eels

Thinking of our neighbours

We are focused being a good neighbour - well before construction commences and the front gate opens. Therefore, our plans will include:

  • Effective traffic management, carparking and access during construction and operations 
  • Minimising any noise impacts on neighbours by using sound reduction materials to absorb crowd and game noise
  • Careful lighting design, to avoid light spill onto neighbouring homes.

The Parramatta Eels is working closely with a traffic planning expert, Transport for NSW and Hills Shire Council to coordinate traffic management and other road upgrades to minimise impact on the local community and residents throughout construction and operations.    

Planning and delivery

In 2019, the amended Kellyville Park Landscape Master Plan was publicly exhibited and adopted, which outlined the plans for a Centre of Excellence and Community Facility. In February 2021, the licence agreement with Hills Shire Council and Parramatta National Rugby League was on public exhibition and will soon be finalised.

During the public exhibition period, supporters and members are encouraged to make formal submissions in support of the project. To do so, please visit the Department of Planning and Environment website

Keeping you informed 

More information about the project will be available in coming months and we will be keeping supporters and the community informed about next steps.       

To provide feedback or request more information on the project more generally, please email Chris Brown (Waypoint) - chris.brown@waypointgrp.com.au

To contact the Eels regarding the project please email Joshua Drayton – joshua.drayton@parraeels.com.au

The Eels have a long history within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and we acknowledge and the respect the people of the Darug nation who are the traditional of the land in which Kellyville Park is located.

Centre Of Excellence

Acknowledgement of Country

Parramatta Eels respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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