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Progress update WORLD Sporting Precinct in Bairnsdale from East Gippsland Shire Council

Ongoing work with completed parts, netball courts nearly finished pending safety installations. Key power supply milestone awaits. Netball pavilion set for June 2024 completion, soccer fields in design stages.

By news@gippsland - 30th July 2023 - Back to News

Work on the WORLD Sporting Precinct is ongoing and involves a number of contract 'bundles' to deliver this significant East Gippsland Shire Council project. Some parts of this project are complete, and others are in the planning and design phase. The netball courts have been constructed and are nearing completion.

Contractor manages site and will be handed over to council after completion, Bairnsdale Netball Association kept informed. Power supply connection milestone

Contractor manages site and will be handed over to council after completion, Bairnsdale Netball Association kept informed. Power supply connection milestone

Safety precautions update

While they may look complete, handrails and tactile indicators need to be installed to clearly define ground height differences between areas. Without this infrastructure, a tripping hazard exists and the courts are unsafe to open. These minor works are expected to be completed within the next two weeks.

The site is still under the management of the contractor and will not be handed back to council until these works are complete. Council has kept key tenant, Bairnsdale Netball Association, up-to-date on the progress of the netball precinct throughout the project.

A key milestone for the WORLD Precinct will be connection of the power supply. All electrical connections are in place, council is awaiting AusNet Services to connect the facility to the grid.

Construction progress update

Council is not immune to the delay in supply of materials for construction projects being experienced nationwide. To keep the project moving ahead, council's contractor sourced a different type of lighting as it was able to be supplied quicker.

Once power is available to the lighting for the hockey and netball precincts, the lights will be checked and adjusted to obtain the required brightness for these playing surfaces. The timing for completion of the works for hockey and netball depends on when AusNet Services is able to provide a date for connecting the site. The marshall's building is complete and awaiting electrical hook up.

Construction has started on the netball pavilion. Council anticipates this will be completed in June 2024. Under mutual agreement, council and the original contractor for the pavilion wound up that contract with council appointing a new contractor to build the pavilion. The soccer fields and soccer pavilion are in design stages with construction pending vegetation removal permits.

Pictures from East Gippsland Water website.


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