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West side sports fields get a facelift

26 September, 2013

West side sports fields get a facelift

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is bringing sporting playing fields up to scratch with a $2.5 million investment across the city, as part of the Sports Field and Hard Court Remediation Program.

Local Councillor Geraldine Knapp (The Gap Ward) said sporting facilities at Toowong Soccer Club in Dunmore Park, Bardon Latrobe Junior Soccer Club at Bowman Park and the Western Districts Community Sporting Club at Chelmer Oval would share in a total of $277,000 in major remediation works.

Ten local sporting facilities will also receive minor works to ensure the area remained safe for year-round use.

Cr Knapp said the program was about creating opportunities for residents to lead active and healthy lifestyles through quality sporting facilities.

“We regularly audit over 600 fields to prioritise remediation works so our fields and courts are in the best possible condition for local residents,” Cr Knapp said.

Cr Knapp said more than 200 sporting fields across the city would receive maintenance works with major projects including re-turfing, drainage, irrigation, water tanks and pump installation and minor works including a weed spray program, aeration and fertilisation.

“These works are about ensuring we continue to provide well-maintained sports fields with safe and even ground surfaces for people to play on,” Cr Knapp said.

Works are scheduled to be carried out between November 2013 and February 2014, weather permitting, in consultation with each sporting club.

Toowong Soccer Club in Dunmore Park will receive $60,000 of major works for the installation of a water harvesting system while Bardon Latrobe Soccer Club in Bowman Park will receive $157,000 worth of major works for rebuilding of the field, drainage, levelling and re-turfing.

The Western Districts Community Sporting Group in Chelmer will receive $60,000 of major works for the completion of drainage works.

Ten sporting fields to receive minor works

• Jack Speare Park, Indooroopilly
• Ashgrove Sportsground Park
• Booker Place Park, Bellbowrie
• Jubilee Park, Bardon
• Kingfisher Park, Kenmore
• Mount Crosby Sportsground
• Bancroft Park, Kelvin Grove
• Corbie Street Park, Ashgrove
• Gregory Park, Paddington
• Walton Bridge Reserve, The Gap

Council will spend a total of $400,000 on minor remediation works to 66 sports fields and hard courts across the city.

For more information, please contact Council on (07) 3403 8888.

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