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Barkly Park is a valuable community asset and this project will enhance the existing sporting infrastructure at this facility.
The project will see the demolition of the old cricket nets and construction of four new cricket practice pitches in the north east corner of Barkly Park. Subject to building approval the facility will be roofed which will provide an all weather facility for cricket enthusiasts providing cover in wet weather as well as the heat of summer.
Exterior fencing as well as soft net roof netting will mean no more escapee balls when cricketers hit a “6” in the practice nets. The facility will have internal retractable nets to enable the area to be used as a multi purpose training facility. The design of the facility, with retractable internal dividing nets for each of the four lanes also means that its use as a multi purpose training function of the facility will be possible for other sporting groups.
The master plan for Barkly Park identifies the cricket net upgrade a key priority for the site. This project is being funded by $20,000 from Rutherglen United Cricket Club, $30,000 from Indigo Shire Council, $100,000 from a grant from Sport and Recreation Victoria, Cricket Victoria and Cricket Australia, and additional grant of $30,000 from Cricket Victoria and $14,700 in kind contributions.
Project planning and construction documentation is currently being developed. The planned completion date for construction is October 2021.
The project scheduling will ensure that there is minimal disruption to the facilities at Barkly Park except for a small area in the north east corner of Barkly Park during the demolition of the old nets and the construction of the new nets.
The boxing for the cricket nets has now been completed. We are hoping that the weather will be kind and the concrete slab will be poured in the next few days. Once the concrete has cured, the surface will have synthetic grass applied to create the four new practice pitches for Rutherglen’s cricketers.
The Barkly Park cricket nets are progressing despite some ordinary weather in the last few weeks.
The foundations have been poured and the slab is being prepared to box and pour concrete, which is due to commence the week of Monday 20 September.
On-site works are due to commence the week of Monday 31 August 2021, weather and COVID restrictions permitting.
A building permit has been issued allowing for the construction of an all-weather facility which means the nets will now be roofed, providing cover for players in wet weather as well as the heat of summer.
The Contract for the design and construction of the Rutherglen Cricket Club Training Nets has been awarded.
The successful contractor, Focus Engineering and Construction from Corowa, will engage a range of local subcontractors.
In exciting news the project has been boosted by an additional grant of $30,000 obtained by Rutherglen United Cricket Club from Cricket Victoria. The additional funding means that, subject to building approval, the facility can be roofed which will provide an all weather facility for cricket enthusiasts by providing cover in wet weather as well as the heat of summer.
The design of the facility, with retractable internal nets also means that its use as a multi purpose training facility will also be enhanced.
The project is on schedule for completion in October 2021 with detailed design work to commence now that the contract has been awarded.
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