Levelling the playing field for Truemans Road Recreation Reserve

Published on 08 November 2018

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Works are underway at Capel Sound’s Truemans Road Recreation Reserve as part of Council’s ongoing commitment to improve community sporting facilities across the peninsula.

The scope of works is reconstructing the multipurpose sporting oval and the construction of a new multi-purpose cricket net facility.

Improvements include:

  • New irrigation tank and system
  • Two regulation size soccer pitches
  • One full sized cricket oval including a concrete pitch
  • Four lanes of synthetic grass cricket wickets
  • Retractable fencing to create a multi-use cricket facility.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor Bryan Payne said the oval was founded upon a historic landfill site, and overtime, due to the landfill decomposing at different rates, it has resulted in uneven soil settlement.

“We look forward to seeing the oval brought back to its original standard and seeing local cricket enthusiasts enjoying their new nets”.

Seawinds Ward Councillor Simon Brooks said “we’ve worked with the local clubs and the state government to help design a community friendly atmosphere and deliver great facilities for our local sporting clubs”.

Seawinds Ward Councillor Antonella Celi said “we’re encouraging increased participation in recreation across the peninsula and these improved sports facilities will allow better usability of the oval and cricket nets”.

Seawinds Ward Councillor Frank Martin added “these works will ensure the sporting oval’s playing surface meets the needs of its users”.

Works on the cricket nets have commenced and are anticipated to be completed in April 2019.

Oval works are commencing early November and are anticipated to be completed by June 2019.

 

 

PICTURE DETAILS: (L – R) Frank Faro, Cr Martin, Cr Celi, Mayor Payne, the Shire’s Construction Officer Ansel Arcuri and Jamie Faro at Truemans Road Recreation Reserve.