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Blackman Park Upgrade

​A major renovation of ovals B3 & B4 commenced in September to improve the long-term usability of the grounds. It will also allow for a full length AFL field and two new full-size cricket wickets that will replace the existing one.

Works completed so far include:

  • Spraying of grass and weeds to prepare the surface
  • Installation of a security fence to the whole site followed by removal of the old cricket pitch and sockets from the AFL goal posts
  • Reprofiling to improve the playing surface
  • Construction of two cricket pitches to expand capacity

Works from mid November onwards include:

  • Installation of irrigation and drainage to improve playing surface longevity
  • Re-levelling of field surface
  • Laying of new turf including allowing time for it to establish for sport use in 2019

During this time there is no access to the lower ovals and cricket nets – access to the path and playgrounds will be maintained. The upgrade to the ovals is anticipated to be completed by January 2019.

Following the completion of the upgrade, a new fenced dog park will be constructed to provide additional off-leash exercise space. The fenced area will include water, shade, seating and agility equipment for dogs of all sizes.

Off-leash use of the ovals will remain when sporting activities are not in progress.

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