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A Playground Transformation at Lucas Heights Community School


Sports Courts and Nature Play Areas for This Vibrant Sydney School


What We Supplied:

Project Snapshot

Lucas Heights Community School is located in Sydney’s South and caters for Kindergarten through to Year 12 students. 

Wet, boggy playground areas and sports fields were preventing students from enjoying the outdoor areas to their full potential, so Lucas Heights Community School sought out a landscaped solution that would make their school grounds more usable year-round.  

Tier 1 contractors Mainland Civil originally contracted the Preferred Turf team to revitalise several of the school’s grassed areas that were underperforming. This project was completed in two stages, covering a sports area and running track, and an outdoor amphitheatre zone. 

How We Helped

Stage 1: Running Track and Multisports Area

For this part of the project, over 4000m2 of synthetic turf was installed in a variety of types to suit different applications. The main area consisted of 40mm All Sports Turf, with 18mm Terracotta Multi Sports Turf used to create a running track. Within the track, our team designed a futsal court which was completed in 18mm Blue Multi Sports Synthetic Turf. 

A large nature play area adjacent to the sports field uses 25mm Deluxe Landscape Grass to create a soft, natural and safe play space. 

These specific synthetic turf varieties were chosen to ensure optimum sports performance and natural-looking landscaped areas, whilst also providing the school with an easy-care, low-maintenance surface treatment. 

Creating this enjoyable area for students was a team effort, with Mainland Civil looking after the civil and landscaping works while the Preferred Turf team completed the turf design and installation. 

Despite working on a substantial slope, Preferred Turf’s professional installation team ensured precision heights and levels across the turf to meet Mainland Civil’s hard landscape elements. This ensured a safe playing surface and one that would cope with challenging weather and heavy downfalls. 

Stage 2: Large Amphitheatre Space

After delivering Stage 1 of the project in 2023, our team was on site again in early 2024 to help Mainland Civil complete a striking outdoor amphitheatre space. 

The Mainland Civil team constructed a large sandstone amphitheatre surrounding a central raised stage, using a series of concentric stone seating blocks. In between each row of seating, Preferred Turf used our 25mm Deluxe Landscape grass to ensure a more comfortable space. The flexible space doubles as a seating and leisure area, as well as an educational area for classes and school events. 

Because the face of each block was unique, our team took on the challenge of precision-fitting the synthetic turf around the bases of each block to ensure a flawless finish. Sculpting the edge of the turf to fit flush with the stone ensured a neat and safe installation with no loose edges or potential trip hazards. 

The school now has a safe, creative and functional multipurpose amphitheatre space for presentations, events and performances. 

The Result

The exceptional durability of synthetic turf, combined with its very low maintenance requirements, has guaranteed a successful upgrade for the school’s outdoor spaces. 

This transformation from tired, patchy grass to vibrant synthetic turf has delivered a brilliant finish for Lucas Heights Community School, offering improved ball performance, enhanced safety, more comfort, and increased enjoyment for students – all year round!

Transform Your School With Synthetic Turf Landscapes

Preferred Turf is an experienced supplier and installer of synthetic turf and rubber surfaces for schools throughout Sydney. Get in touch with our team on 02 8311 7111 or email sales@preferredturf.com.au for advice on the best synthetic turf for your next project.

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