Baulkham Hills Council developed a former market garden area as the Bernie Mullane Reserve, which incorporates a major sports complex to service the newly developed surrounding residential areas. URS was engaged by Council to prepare the master plan and detailed documentation for the project. Noel Corkery project managed the site analysis, master planning and documentation of the development working with engineers and the architect responsible for design of the indoor sports centre.

The ‘greenfields’ site required an integrated planning and design process that addressed all environmental issues. A Master Plan was prepared for presentation to Council for approval following which detailed design and documentation were prepared within the designated budget.


Client:      Baulkham Hills Council
Location:  Kellyville NSW Australia
Images:    Corkery Consulting


A former market garden area was developed Baulkham Hills Council as Bernie Mullane Reserve to incorporate a major sports complex that included playing fields and indoor sports complex. As Principal Landscape Architect at URS, Noel Corkery was Project Manager responsible for preparation of the master plan, detailed design and documentation of the development as well as managing the project team that included architects, civil and environmental engineers as well as heritage consultants.
   The schedule of facilities to be incorporated in the new 

sports complex had been determined by Council on the basis of similar facilities in other parts of the LGA and included 4 soccer fields, 2 cricket pitches, a touch football field, 6 tennis courts, an indoor recreation centre with kiosk, indoor courts and amenities, 5 netball courts, car parking (350 spaces), ornamental pond (existing), pedestrian/cycle paths and playgrounds. The project involved extensive earth works and drainage, together with landscape works including irrigation and bushland regeneration of remnant vegetation.

The ‘greenfields’ site required a comprehensive site analysis was prepared the documented the complex set of constraints as well as opportunities. An integrated Master Plan that addressed all environmental issues was prepared and presented to Council for approval. Detailed design and documentation of the Master Plan then proceeded within the designated budget. Successful completion of the project created a major new open space recreation facility for the region.