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Polytan brings Concept to Creation Sports Field Symposium to Melbourne
Polytan is to stage the latest of its Concept to Creation Sports Field Symposiums at the State Netball and Hockey Centre in Melbourne on Wednesday 22nd November 2017.
Part of a series of events designed to support the development of local sporting facilities within Australia being held across the country, the Symposiums draw on the almost 30 years of industry experience that Polytan has established – based on a foundation of knowledge-sharing, strong project management, research and innovative development.
Polytan’s ‘Concept to Creation – Sports Field Symposium’ provides an opportunity for local government, educational establishments, sports associations, clubs and venues to listen to recent case studies, skilled project managers and facility operators. The experienced speakers will share their thoughts and provide a range of presentations, aimed at identifying critical and worthwhile considerations, for potential synthetic sports facility builders.
With strategic locations throughout Australia, across Asia and New Zealand, Polytan has participated in some of the world’s most exciting and challenging sporting construction projects.
Polytan’s impressive repertoire of facilities spans from Olympic and Commonwealth Games venues, through to regional facilities for sporting associations and universities, along with numerous state and local government departments, who strive to deliver sport and recreation facilities within their local communities.
Feedback will be provided to Symposium participants on how to make educated decisions from the initial planning through the design and construction of sporting and recreational facilities. Additionally, successful concepts will be openly discussed and balanced, with optional inclusions to maximise longevity to help you get the most out of a synthetic sporting facility.
Additional topics including facility design trends, approximate project costs, surfacing systems, maintenance, performance infills, venue development and planning for the future will be discussed.
Polytan National Sales Manager Rob Kirkwood explains “we believe participants will walk away with a comprehensive understanding of the best practice to drive their vision into a successful reality.
Polytan has also recently completed the upgrading of the formerly dilapidated Newcastle Athletics Field in the heart of the NSW city.
For many years the Committee of Newcastle Athletic Field Management Inc chased the required funding for the works and considered how the resulting track could offer something special to the community.
The key consideration was maintaining the track as the home training base for three-time gold medal Paralympics champion Kurt Fearnley and training partner, Paralympics athlete Christie Dawes, under the supervision of National Coach Andrew Dawes.
Now reopened, the newly named Fearnley Dawes Athletic Centre becomes the only athletics venue with dedicated wheelchair facilities in the southern hemisphere.
Following the completion of the track, Polytan are proud to partner with the Newcastle Athletics Field Management Inc in a Gold Level Sponsorship arrangement that will provide funding over the next two years for additional infrastructure and equipment to support the development of the facility and use by the local community.
Click here for event details on the Concept to Creation Sports Field Symposium in Melbourne in the Australasian Leisure Management industry Calendar.
Top image shows the Fearnley Dawes Athletic Centre before (right) and after Polytan's refurbishment.
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