Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Lane Cove Council opens two new artificial turf pitches

Lane Cove Council opens two new artificial turf pitches
December 15, 2014

The latest in a growing number of synthetic surface playing fields in metropolitan Sydney has been opened at Blackman Park in the suburb of Lane Cove West.

The $7.5 million project has included the massive installation of a 19,500 metres2 surface comprising two dual football/rugby fields with AFL line markings that required to meet the requirements of FIFA 1 Star, IRB Regulation 22 and AFL/Cricket Australia requirements.

The Lane Cove Council and the North Surburbs Football Association expect that the new fields will not only reduce the closure of fields during wet weather but also increase the number of hours that the fields can be accessed by local sporting clubs.

A new track around the perimeter of the entire park also provides an opportunity for members of the community to enjoy walking and running along boardwalks and shared pathways.

A former landfill site that was subject to ongoing settlement, the project involved an engineering solution from installer TEAM Sports. TEAM Sports used piled footings between 10 and 28 metres deep for the concrete support slab with a subsurface drainage system above the concrete slab for collection and disposal of stormwater from the playing field.

The concrete was then overlaid with synthetic surface ‘Hybrid 60’ with a shock pad which meets the requirements of the ‘One Turf’ concept advance by world football governing bodfy FIFA, World Rugby and AFL/Cricket Australia.

To accommodate the different sports being played on the new surfaces, PILA goalposts were installed for rugby, football and AFL.

To protect the synthetic surface, the footings, hinge bases and ground sleeves of the goal posts were engineered to work with the turf system used for the field.

PILA sport has extensive experience working with the turf industry on both natural and synthetic fields and the Blackman Park project saw the Sydney-based company provide 12 metre/8metre competition level AFL goal posts, two sets of 12 metre competition level rugby union/league goal posts, and two sets of senior semi-permanent football goal posts with off-field storage.

For more information from the suppliers:

Click here to view the TEAM Sports entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.

Click here to view the PILA Group entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.

Click here to view project information.

9th September 2014 - PILA LAUNCHES NEW BARRIER NETTING PRODUCT FOR SPORTSGROUNDS

12th July 2014 - POLYTAN OWNER THE SPORT GROUP ACQUIRES TEAM SPORTS 

10th June 2014 - PILA GROUP HIGHLIGHTS WHY ALUMINIUM GOAL POSTS ARE BETTER THAN STEEL, TIMBER OR PVC 

26th May 2014 - TEAM SPORTS TO SHOWCASE PROJECT SUCCESSES AT NSSCE

9th May 2014 - ACCC ISSUES GOALPOST SAFETY REMINDER

6th May 2014 - SCG CHOOSES PILA AFL GOAL POSTS AND BARRIER NETTING

18th July 2012 - LANE COVE COUNCIL BOOTS OUT NOISY FITNESS ACTIVITIES


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Smart Connection Consultancy

Smart Connection Consultancy is a boutique sport and recreation consultancy who has become one of Australia’s leading advocates for the use of synthetic sports surfaces as a vehicle to grow…

read more

Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Surfaces

 
 

PAYSMART

Headquartered in Brisbane with an Australia-wide network of satellite offices, PaySmart is one of Australia’s largest and longest-standing direct debit billing companies. In 1996 we began…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Technology

 
 

AlphaFit

AUSTRALIAN MADE. BUILT NOT BOUGHT. AlphaFit is a 100% Australian owned family company manufacturing gear specifically for the strength and conditioning, functional fitness and high-performance…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Sport / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Augmented Creative

Augmented Creative is an open organization of like-minded and highly dedicated, creative people who conceive, plan and execute visual solutions. We pursue new and innovative visual ideas to help…

read more

Arts / Attractions / Consultants / Design / Tourism

 
 

Yellowbox Lockers

Yellowbox is an Australian technology company that has developed smart locker technology operated through an app with a focus on experience for users and facility managers. Found at Beaches, Aquatic…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Entertainment / Retail / Security

 
 

HRMWEB

At easyemployer we've come up with a software solution that manages one of your most important, and often most costly, business resources - your staff. We are helping 100s of clients to…

read more

Finance / Fitness / Technology

 
 

LIFE FLOOR (Aus & NZ)

Our team believes floors should be beautiful, comfortable, and engineered for safety, even when wet. Life Floor tiles meet six unique performance based standards: slip-resistance, impact absorption,…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Recreation / Safety / Surfaces

 
 

revolutioniseSPORT

revolutioniseSPORT is the emerging market leader in online club management in Australia. Whether it is memberships, registrations, events, online sales or governance tools - revolutioniseSPORT is the…

read more

Recreation / Sport / Technology

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business