Tumbarumba Oval Resurfacing Nearing Completion
Published on 05 February 2019
Resurface upgrades to the Tumbarumba Sports Oval are nearing completion despite some delays caused by the extreme weather conditions over the last few months.
Council’s Acting Director Assets and Infrastructure Heinz Kausche said while the unusually wet November/December and the extreme January heat had impeded the germination of the new turf, Council was happy with the progress of the overall project.
“Removal of the existing playing surface, installation of subsoil drainage, automatic irrigation system integration and turf sprigging were all completed prior to Christmas,” Mr Kausche said.
“The oval has now been over-sewn with seed to ensure a good turf overlay in time for the influx of visitors over the Tumbafest weekend. After Tumbafest the project team will return to eradicate any weeds and repair any surface damage in preparation for the football season”.
Funding of $308,000 was allocated for the sportsground upgrade back in February 2018 as part of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.
Continued battering from cold and wet winters had left the 50+ year old oval in a poor state of repair with frequent waterlogging creating a patchy and uneven playing surface.
The upgrades will allow for greater usage of the playing fields and will also result in improved player safety.
Council is in regular contact with local user-groups regarding progress.