Wayne Richards Park Second All Weather Playing Field

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Second all weather playing field set to be open 2017

Works have commenced on a second all weather multi-purpose synthetic playing field at Wayne Richards Park; a key project within Council’s adopted Recreation Action Plan.

The new field will provide opportunity for all ages including school use, club training and weekly games and built to a standard that can provide opportunities to host sporting events and competitions.

The new field will have a synthetic turf surface and provide a field primarily for hockey and designed to enable recreational use by other sporting groups.

The project will include kerbing, footpaths and ramps to cater for those with mobility needs.

Weather permitting, construction is expected to be completed by August 2017.

Second all weather playing field set to be open 2017

Works have commenced on a second all weather multi-purpose synthetic playing field at Wayne Richards Park; a key project within Council’s adopted Recreation Action Plan.

The new field will provide opportunity for all ages including school use, club training and weekly games and built to a standard that can provide opportunities to host sporting events and competitions.

The new field will have a synthetic turf surface and provide a field primarily for hockey and designed to enable recreational use by other sporting groups.

The project will include kerbing, footpaths and ramps to cater for those with mobility needs.

Weather permitting, construction is expected to be completed by August 2017.

Thank you for your interest in this project. This consultation has now concluded
  • July Construction Update - Completion Achieved

    almost 2 years ago

    Synthetic turf contractors worked hard over the month of July to address a sideline runoff defect that was identified during final inspections of the field. This repair process involved modifications (widening) to the southern sideline kerb that would allow it to meet the required project parameters.

    With the addressing of this outstanding defect, this means completion of the new field has now been achieved. Handover of the field to the local Port Macquarie Hastings Hockey Association for their use is anticipated to be completed within the coming week.

    Synthetic turf contractors worked hard over the month of July to address a sideline runoff defect that was identified during final inspections of the field. This repair process involved modifications (widening) to the southern sideline kerb that would allow it to meet the required project parameters.

    With the addressing of this outstanding defect, this means completion of the new field has now been achieved. Handover of the field to the local Port Macquarie Hastings Hockey Association for their use is anticipated to be completed within the coming week.

  • June Construction Update

    about 2 years ago
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    The final remaining works for the second field at Wayne Richards Park were implemented during June, capping off a remarkable transformation of the hockey field precinct over the last 8 months.

    During final inspections a defect was identified with the line marking on the synthetic field surface, which meant that the installed turf did not meet requirements for runoff along one sideline, and Council have been working closely with the construction contractor to address the issue.

    The turf subcontractor will be undertaking repair works to address the sideline issue at their own cost, with these planned to occur over the...

    The final remaining works for the second field at Wayne Richards Park were implemented during June, capping off a remarkable transformation of the hockey field precinct over the last 8 months.

    During final inspections a defect was identified with the line marking on the synthetic field surface, which meant that the installed turf did not meet requirements for runoff along one sideline, and Council have been working closely with the construction contractor to address the issue.

    The turf subcontractor will be undertaking repair works to address the sideline issue at their own cost, with these planned to occur over the coming month, meaning handover of the new field to Council is now expected during August (weather permitting).
  • May Construction Update

    about 2 years ago
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    May saw the culmination of several months of hard work come together with the final stages of the new field take shape. Major achievements on the site included:

    • Laying of the synthetic turf (pictured), including line marking cut out & import of sand;
    • Completion of the security fencing around the new field;
    • Landscaping of the site surrounds; and
    • Removal of temporary site sheds and construction fencing.
    During June the following activities are planned to enable handover of the field for play:
    • Planting and re-vegetation around the site;
    • Completion of fauna fencing;
    • Finalisation of the...

    May saw the culmination of several months of hard work come together with the final stages of the new field take shape. Major achievements on the site included:

    • Laying of the synthetic turf (pictured), including line marking cut out & import of sand;
    • Completion of the security fencing around the new field;
    • Landscaping of the site surrounds; and
    • Removal of temporary site sheds and construction fencing.
    During June the following activities are planned to enable handover of the field for play:
    • Planting and re-vegetation around the site;
    • Completion of fauna fencing;
    • Finalisation of the field fencing; and
    • Finalisation of the synthetic turf system.
  • April Construction Update

    about 2 years ago
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    The month of April saw some of the final elements of the project fall into place prior to the synthetic turf being laid. This included:

    • Laying of the rubber shock pad (pictured);
    • Finalisation of the emergency access driveway onto the new field; and
    • Landscaping works around the site.
    During May, it is expected to finalise the following areas:
    • Laying of synthetic turf and cutting-in of linemarking;
    • Installation of site security fencing;
    • Landscaping around the site; and
    • Removal of temporary site sheds, fencing and materials.

    The month of April saw some of the final elements of the project fall into place prior to the synthetic turf being laid. This included:

    • Laying of the rubber shock pad (pictured);
    • Finalisation of the emergency access driveway onto the new field; and
    • Landscaping works around the site.
    During May, it is expected to finalise the following areas:
    • Laying of synthetic turf and cutting-in of linemarking;
    • Installation of site security fencing;
    • Landscaping around the site; and
    • Removal of temporary site sheds, fencing and materials.
  • March Construction Update

    about 2 years ago
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    Despite some large periods of wet weather, March saw some fairly significant milestones reached on the project, drawing ever closer to a practical completion date for the new field.

    Major achievements over the course of March saw:

    • Placement of the asphalt layer (pictured above);
    • Installation and fit-out of the field fencing, including the large backstop protection netting around sections of the new field;
    • Finalisation of surrounding footpaths and connection to the existing field.
    During April, the following activities are scheduled to be undertaken:
    • Installation of the field's rubber shock pad;
    • Laying of the synthetic turf and...

    Despite some large periods of wet weather, March saw some fairly significant milestones reached on the project, drawing ever closer to a practical completion date for the new field.

    Major achievements over the course of March saw:

    • Placement of the asphalt layer (pictured above);
    • Installation and fit-out of the field fencing, including the large backstop protection netting around sections of the new field;
    • Finalisation of surrounding footpaths and connection to the existing field.
    During April, the following activities are scheduled to be undertaken:
    • Installation of the field's rubber shock pad;
    • Laying of the synthetic turf and finalisation of line-marking;
    • Installation of permanent security fencing around new field.
  • Video of the construction work - March 2017

    over 2 years ago

    Check out this mighty fine drone footage of the construction work for Wayne Richards park playing field

    (1min 03seconds video)

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    Check out this mighty fine drone footage of the construction work for Wayne Richards park playing field

    (1min 03seconds video)

    click here

  • Final Asphalt installed - March 2017

    over 2 years ago
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    Wayne Richards Park Second All Weather Playing Field has hit a major milestone this month with the placement of the asphalt layer being complete.

    Within the next month the rubber shock pad and synthetic playing surface is expected to also be installed.

    Wayne Richards Park Second All Weather Playing Field has hit a major milestone this month with the placement of the asphalt layer being complete.

    Within the next month the rubber shock pad and synthetic playing surface is expected to also be installed.

  • February update

    over 2 years ago
    Sealing

    Completed in February:

    · Field final gravel pavement layer installed & sealed;

    · Installation of protection fencing posts around new field; and

    · Commencement of footpath works around new field.

    Upcoming in March:

    · Placement of asphalt layer;

    · Fit out of fencing rails, mesh and protection cordmesh around new field; and

    · Completion of surrounding footpaths around new field.

    Completed in February:

    · Field final gravel pavement layer installed & sealed;

    · Installation of protection fencing posts around new field; and

    · Commencement of footpath works around new field.

    Upcoming in March:

    · Placement of asphalt layer;

    · Fit out of fencing rails, mesh and protection cordmesh around new field; and

    · Completion of surrounding footpaths around new field.

  • January Update

    over 2 years ago
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    The field kerbing works are now complete, as are the field drainage pits and the outlet structures.

    The field fencing and the laying of the final pavement layers are expected to commence in February.

    The field kerbing works are now complete, as are the field drainage pits and the outlet structures.

    The field fencing and the laying of the final pavement layers are expected to commence in February.

  • December Update

    over 2 years ago
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    The underground drainage works and the underground electrical conduit works for future field lighting are now complete.

    The initial pavement layer has been completed and works will be commencing in January on the field kerbing, fencing and final pavement layers.

    The underground drainage works and the underground electrical conduit works for future field lighting are now complete.

    The initial pavement layer has been completed and works will be commencing in January on the field kerbing, fencing and final pavement layers.