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The upgraded Moorabbin Oval at RSEA Park was back in play on March 5, kicking off with a win from the St Kilda Football Club’s AFLW home team.
Building upon a deep portfolio of highly successful sporting field and facilities development and redevelopment projects for local councils, elite clubs and community groups, Bridge42 was pleased to be involved in this oval upgrade project.
The oval redevelopment, along with the recently completed Danny Frawley Centre for Health and Wellbeing, has transformed RSEA Park into a world-class health, fitness and wellbeing precinct for athletes and the community.
The project included an overhaul of the ground’s current turf, drainage and irrigation system, and footpaths. Upgrades to the oval fencing, footpaths and services were also delivered.
This much-needed investment has now elevated the quality of the historic ground to become among the best playing surfaces in Australia.
Senior Project Manager, Josh Farnworth, who worked on the redevelopment as Superintendent said, “It’s fantastic to be recognised for our proven track record in shaping and delivering elite and grass roots sporting facilities – such as playing fields, elite training and administration facilities (ETAFs), aquatic centres and community hubs.
“Our team has recently completed a number of sporting field upgrades for local governments in Melbourne.”
Josh said, “Bridge42 has honed our in-house sport and recreation sector capability over many years, developing strong relationships with clients, project partners and industry peers across the country.”
“We have sector-relevant expertise in upfront business case development and funding strategies, through to physically delivering on our clients’ respective visions,” he said.
“As a sports fan, I get a lot of enjoyment and satisfaction in developing infrastructure and amenities that support the development and future of professional, amateur and community sports.
“On this particular project, the strong expertise and close collaboration between all project partners were integral in the positive outcomes achieved.”
- St Kilda Football Club (Client Representative/Project Director: Chris Beattie, NeoGrp)
- Bridge42 (Superintendent: Josh Farnworth, Project Manager: Tim Cimpean)
- AFL (Contractor)
- Pitchcraft (Contractor)
- Sporteng (Field of Play Engineer)