Fisher Park Redevelopment, Grafton
Client: Clarence Valley Council
GeoLINK has been engaged by Clarence Valley Council to undertake a design review of their existing sporting facilities in Grafton. The project included preparation of an master concept plan, extending sporting fields, new tennis courts, upgrading of an existing hockey field and associated facilities in and around the Ellem Oval sporting precinct.
Landscaping and Master plan
Prepare overall master plan for future development of the sporting complex.
The existing oval was extended to allow for larger AFL field and cricket oval. Included was an upgrade of the existing drainage system to better drain a recessed ground, together with the design of a new four-wicket cricket-practice facility for use by both the local cricket association and the general public. GeoLINK’s innovative design of the cricket practice nets incorporates both soft- and hard-mesh fencing to extend the life of the structure and reduce damage to the cricket facility while providing extra safety for vehicles parked in an adjacent carpark.
Design of seven new tennis courts to a regional standards to enable the local tennis association to conduct regional tournaments. The design included drainage, retaining walls, lighting fencing and a practice wall
Grafton Hockey Association have recently constructed a very successful new water-based hockey field on an adjacent site. The existing hockey field is to be upgraded to a standard similar to the new field. The design required reprofiling of the existing field, and included drainage, irrigation, fencing and surfacing for the wet field.
Access Road to Existing Car Park
With the upgrading of the hockey field it became apparent that external drainage flowing across the field was also an issue. A design was prepared to upgrade access road to provide not only pedestrian access, but more importantly measures to minimise existing drainage problems associated with the new hockey field.
Construction of the various components of works will be undertaken by Clarence Valley Council or by private contractors supervised by the Clarence Valley Council.