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Ballarat Regional Football Facility underway

Ballarat Regional Football Facility underway
May 24, 2010

Ballarat City Council has awarded a $1.28 million contract for the second stage of the Ballarat Regional Football Facility to Turf One Pty Ltd.

The second stage of the project includes the construction of one synthetic soccer pitch with lighting and associated infrastructure.

The project has been made possible thanks to $1 million from the Victorian Government and funding from Council's 2009/10 capital works program.

City of Ballarat Councillor for Growth and Development Ben Taylor said the Ballarat Regional Football Facility was a major project for the city and Council was delighted to have moved to next stage of this exciting development.

Councillor Taylor stated "there is no doubt soccer is a rapidly growing sport that attracts a diverse range of participants.

"The synthetic pitch and lights will provide the local soccer community with a facility to undertake training and match play regardless of how wet or dry the weather conditions may be."

The FieldTurf Duraspine synthetic pitch has been installed with a shock pad to the FIFA 1 star standard and will not require any watering, mowing or fertilizing. It will also collect rain water which will be delivered to the water storage tanks for the adjoining turf soccer pitches.

Work is expected to commence soon for completion in Spring 2010.

The development of the Ballarat Regional Football Facility is an outcome of a soccer facility feasibility study which was prepared by the Council, Sport and Recreation Victoria and Football Federation South West Victoria in 2008.

Ballarat City Council have already committed $400,000 to an initial stage which has included, power upgrades, design of clubroom extensions, installation of an automatic irrigation system for existing turf pitches and survey and design of all future stages. Given the need to deliver the $1.28 million synthetic pitch and associated works, Council allocated $186,000 from its 2009/10 capital program to ensure its earliest possible delivery. Council will allocate a further $100,000 in its 2010/11 budget for the synthetic pitch.

FieldTurf Duraspine is one of a range of FieldTurf Tarkett sports products available exclusively from Turf One Pty Ltd.

Turf One can be contacted on 03 5734 1900, E:

Image courtesy of Turf One.

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