Project Update December 2023

We wanted to update you on the progress of the pitch 3 upgrade project. Unfortunately, we've had some unexpected challenges with the design related to drainage at the reserve, causing delays that have pushed the construction period into 2024. To ensure minimal disruption to the 2024 winter season, we have decided to reschedule the construction to start in September 2024, with a new completion date set for March 2025.

This is not all bad news. It means that we can coordinate the upgrade of pitch 3 with the planned redevelopment of pitch 2, which is still on track for completion in March 2025.

In the meantime, we'll be working hard to maintain the existing turf pitch, and pitch 3 will be available for pre-season training requests. We want to assure you that the grounds will be well taken care of under our new staffing models. Thank you for your patience and ongoing support as we work to improve our facilities for the benefit of the whole community.

The projected cost of the project is $2.435 million in 23/24.

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JL Murphy Reserve community pitch

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