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Charles Cane Reserve / Parndo Yerta Upgrade

Location

Charles Cane Reserve. Churchill Road, between Belford Avenue and Elizabeth Street.

Timeframe

September 2020 – December 2020

Details

This oval is having a major upgrade of its surroundings. Council’s Open Space Strategy and public consultation during the Master Plan stage identified a lack of public facilities in this section of our Council area. The upgrade consists of three main areas including new Playspace along southern end, new Fitness Hub in North-West corner and a new Entry Plaza in the North-East corner. We have included many opportunities for outdoor recreation, such as fitness equipment and a playspace, with lots of nature play and opportunities for children to be imaginative and creative. With the new public toilets that have been upgraded and opened, visitors will be able to spend all day watching a sports game and using the new facilities. Construction is expected to commence in September and be completed by the end of the year.

Please see the concept plan package here for more information on what is being constructed.

If you have any queries regarding this matter, please contact the Project Coordinator – Capital Works on 8269 5355.

It’s been a busy month on site at Charles Cane Reserve with all 3 spaces taking shape and coming to life. The Entry Plaza is near completion with finalisation of pathways ready for landscaping and tree plantings. The Fitness Hub Area is looking great with rubber softfall striped pattern to be completed in the next week around the fitness equipment. Furniture installs and tree deck installation and landscaping is due to be completed in the coming period.

The Playspace area has both timber shelters installed as well as concrete bench seat with concrete pathway pours underway. The timber deck platform has posts set in footings and ready for construction of scrambled rock climbing mound up to the top of the deck. With all underground servicing and irrigation complete finishing surfaces will be the focus in the upcoming period for this area.

You may have noticed large black posts set in footings along the edge of the Playspace and Fitness Hub areas, these are for the protective sports netting that will act as a barrier from the sports field which has soccer, lacrosse and cricket seasons being played throughout the year.

Works completed in previous period: (November 2020)

Entry Plaza:

  • Exposed concrete pour and concrete edging completed.
  • Compacted granulitic sand paths in Entry Plaza 80% complete.

Fitness Hub Area:

  • Base preparations and concrete pathway and shelter pad completed.
  • Rubber softfall base layer completed with coloured wearing course 40% complete.
  • Timber shelter installed.
  • All fitness equipment installed.
  • Concrete edging completed.

Playspace Area:

  • Timber posts and frames installed for tree deck.
  • Strip site soil and base preparation works 70% completed.
  • Electrical trenching, conduits, lighting poles/lights and BBQ completed.
  • Two timber shelters installed along with concrete bench seat.
  • Concrete pathway pours 30% completed.
  • Timber posts and frames installed for Timber Deck Structure.
  • Concrete edging 40% completed.

Forecast works planned for upcoming period: (4 Dec – 18 Dec)

Entry Plaza:

  • Compacted granulitic sand paths to be completed.
  • Dripper lines to be installed in garden beds.
  • Garden beds to be prepared ready for planting.
  • Batter down to be completed at turf edges.

Fitness Hub Area:

  • Coloured Rubber softfall wearing course to be completed.
  • Drinking fountain and furniture installs to be completed.
  • Concrete pad for bike rack to be completed.
  • Batter down to be completed at turf edges.
  • Dripper lines to be installed in garden beds.
  • Garden beds to be prepared ready for planting.
  • Tree deck decking to be constructed and perforated sheeting to be installed.

Playspace Area:

  • Concrete pours to pathway and shelter pads to be 100% complete.
  • Permeable resin bound paving to be installed in tree root zones.
  • Rubber and mulch softfall to be installed around play equipment.
  • Dry creek swale and edging to be constructed and water pump installed
  • Scrambled rock climbing mound to be constructed to top of deck and timber deck structure to have decking installed.
  • Concrete plinth to be installed along sports netting.
  • Furniture pieces to be installed.
  • Dripper lines to be installed in garden beds.
  • Garden beds to be prepared ready for planting.

Wet weather over the last fortnight had a slight impact on the programme but fortunately we did not encounter much water logging within our work zones allowing construction to continue.

We were surprised to uncover some unknown services that were buried beneath the lawn surface which included an old redundant stormwater outlet as well as an active stormwater junction box in the Entry Plaza. Council will be providing access to this junction box and investigate this infrastructure further.

Works completed in previous period: (29 Sept – 15 Oct)

  • Locating and pot holing of existing services.
  • Demolition of bollards and railing within Entry Plaza and Fitness Hub areas.
  • Strip and dispose turf within Entry Plaza and Fitness Hub.
  • Detailed excavation and boxing out to design levels within Entry Plaza and Fitness Hub Areas.
  • Base preparations to pavement areas in Entry Plaza (80% complete) and Fitness Hub (30% complete).
  • Formwork and steel work for both concrete bench seats along edge of Entry Plaza and Fitness Hub.
  • Concrete poured to both concrete bench seats in Entry Plaza and Fitness Hub.
  • Electrical trenching and placement of conduits for pedestrian lighting and BBQ is 70% complete.
  • Irrigation main line installation is 50% complete.
  • Water supply pipe installed to new drinking fountains.

Forecast works planned for upcoming period: (16 Oct – 30 Oct)

  • Electrical trenching and placement of conduits for pedestrian lighting and BBQ to be completed.
  • Base preparations to be completed in Fitness Hub.
  • Formwork to be prepared for pedestrian path in Fitness Hub.
  • Exposed concrete pour to be undertaken in Entry Plaza.
  • Concrete edging preparations to occur in Entry Plaza.
  • Prepare compacted granulitic sand paths in Entry Plaza.
  • Cap existing irrigation system and continue to install new irrigation feeds.
  • Strip site soil in Playspace area and base preparation work to commence.

Following some final changes to the design, construction has commenced at Charles Cane Reserve with temporary fencing in place to secure the three works zones across the site.

Council’s contractor, Outside Ideas, will aim to get through the following program of works over the next two week period: (29 September – 12 October)

  • Locating and pot holing of existing services.
  • Demolition of bollards and railing within work zones.
  • Strip and dispose turf within work zones.
  • Detailed excavation and boxing out to design levels within Entry Plaza and Fitness Hub Areas.
  • Base preparations to pavement areas in Entry Plaza and Fitness Hub Areas.
  • Formwork and steel work for both concrete bench seats along edge of Entry Plaza and Fitness Hub.
  • Electrical trenching and placement of conduits for pedestrian lighting and BBQ.
  • Placement of pipe for water supply to new drinking fountains.

Please see the concept plan package here for more information on what is being constructed.

Charles Cane Reserve Perspective