BATHURST Regional Council’s project to build a 320-space car park and an amenities block is expected to be completed prior to pre-season football tournaments beginning in late February.
Council approved two tenders in September, 2018, with work beginning at Bathurst’s main football precinct following the conclusion of local competitions later that month.
Hynash won an $882,000 tender to reseal the main Proctor Park car park, while Tablelands Builders had a $687,000 tender accepted to build the amenities block.
Work at the car park has progressed so that all underground services have been installed, including stormwater, water mains, irrigation mains and electrical cabling for lighting.
Bulk excavation and shaping works are also complete, while pavement and kerb construction has commenced.
The entrance construction including widening and footpath reconstruction still needs to be completed, as well as the completion of the pavement and kerb construction, pavement seal and line marking and road furniture installation including signage.
The demolition of the old referees’ amenities block is complete, as well as excavation work for the new building and the installation of a concrete slab and retaining walls.
Masonry wall and roof and verandah construction is yet to be completed, as well as final service connections and the internal change room and bathrooms fit-out.
Bathurst District Football president Andrew Speed is excited by the prospect of the new amenities block.
“We’ll have enough space, when the project is finished, to allow up to six teams to change at once. It’s a fair bit bigger than the old one,” he said.
“It’s all coming along well. Council have been doing a good job and we can’t wait for it to be finished.
“It’s all expected to be finished before the start of the 2019 season.”