The second stage of the $1.9m Churchill Park Sports Precinct redevelopment is on track for completion mid-year.
The Churchill Park redevelopment project is being supported through a $680,000 Federal Government Community Development Grant, and a $400,000 funding grant from the State Government.
A new multi-purpose all-weather sports field is being constructed at the facility, including two grass soccer fields, a full-size cricket pitch and grass playing field.
The project has involved subsoil and landscaping works, the installation of new drainage systems, removal and replacement of selected trees, and the installation of new irrigation systems.
The redevelopment forms part of the masterplan for the Churchill Park Sportsground Precinct and aims to revitalise and enhance and future-proof the site.
Launceston Mayor Albert van Zetten said the project represented a significant upgrade to one of Launceston’s most highly utilised sporting facilities.
“The Churchill Park Sportsground Precinct is used by thousands of Northern Tasmanians each week and this redevelopment will ensure the facility remains one of the region’s best,” Mayor van Zetten said.
“It is exciting to see work on this project getting underway. This redevelopment will improve Churchill Park for a range of user groups and will cement this facility as a valuable community asset for future generations.”