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Alexandra Oval works on track

The resurfacing project at Ararat’s Alexandra Oval is nearing completion, on track to open for training from April 1 and for the first football game of the season on April 20.

New Bluetooth connectivity has been integrated into the sprinkler systems, allowing for remote watering routines, enhancing efficiency and resource management.

The project was a team effort with works completed by Ararat Rural City Council, Wimmera Aquatrail and Sportsfields Australia.

Council chief executive Tim Harrison said despite challenging weather conditions, the council’s parks and gardens crew had worked to ensure optimal water distribution to the oval, crucial for maintaining the foundation works of the new surface. 



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“The nearing completion of Alexandra Oval’s resurfacing project reflects our commitment to providing top-tier sporting infrastructure for the community,” he said.

“The collaborative effort showcases the dedication and expertise of our team and partners.”

Dr Harrison also announced Ararat’s Gordon Street Recreation Reserve Redevelopment was entering its final stages, one step closer to a state-of-the-art facility.

Work on the pavilion building and installation of lighting have been completed, and works are underway on the drainage and irrigation on the soccer pitch, expected to be completed this week. 

Seeding of fields will then take place, with boundary fencing of the AFL and cricket oval and soccer pitches the final works. 

The council’s operations staff will complete the installation of Little Athletics infrastructure with a purpose-made high jump cover being fabricated in-house.

“Completion of the pavilion building and lighting installation marks significant progress in our commitment to enhancing recreational opportunities for everyone,” Dr Harrison said.

An official opening date is yet to be set.

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