Early works progress on new indoor sports stadium in Warragul
Published on 14 April 2022
Early works are progressing well on site at the Warragul Leisure Centre in preparation for major construction of a new indoor multi-use sports stadium.
Locally based Kubale Constructions has taken control of the site to complete the preparatory works contract which includes asbestos removal, earthworks, storm water drain installation and sewer diversion.
So far approximately 40 percent of asbestos abatement works have been safely completed without issue. A full-time independent hygienist has been on site monitoring contractor methodology and air quality throughout the abatement process, which will remediate and ‘make safe’ the site for the expansion of the indoor sports stadium.
Additionally electrical conduits have been installed parallel to the existing outdoor pool in preparation for the new facility.
Next steps will see installation of new storm water pipework, sewer diversion works, demolition and removal of redundant infrastructure, as well as site preparation and compaction ahead of the main construction commencement.
The contract for the main construction of the new stadium is set to be awarded at the end of May, with construction to commence soon after.
Once complete, the new indoor stadium will expand capacity from two to four indoor multi-use courts and feature a link to the existing building, a new cafe and kitchen, storage spaces, Changing Places accessible change room, and a large car park.
This $10 million project is being developed by Baw Baw Shire Council in partnership with the Victorian Government who are contributing $6 million towards the project. Council is contributing the remaining $4 million through its Capital Works Program.
The project is due for completion by mid-2023.
For more project details go to Warragul Leisure Centre Stadium Expansion.
Quote attributable to Mayor Cr Michael Leaney
“It’s great to see works on the ground progressing for this project. These early works are an important step in safely preparing the site for construction of the new two indoor courts needed to better service increased demand for indoor sports in Baw Baw. We look forward to more progress on-site in the near future.”
Image: Critical asbestos abatement works underway under close supervision by hygienist professionals.
Image: Further earthworks underway to prepare the site for underground electricity, sewer and storm water diversion works.
Image: Architects render of the facility due for completion in 2023.