Council moves to rebuild Hurlingham Park drain

25 May 2016

Bayside City Council will reconstruct a drain at Hurlingham Park following feedback from local sporting clubs.

The drain, located four-metres behind the boandary line, had been designed with a profile that caters for drainage issues identified in the Master Plan.

Bayside Mayor Cr James Long BM JP said that although an internal assessment indicated that the drain wouldn’t pose undue risk to players it is nevertheless important that players and clubs have unequivocal confidence in the safety of the sports ground.

“An internal risk assessment indicated that the new drain would not pose a safety risk to players however the drain’s design has caused concern to the sporting clubs who use the ground,” Cr Long said.

“Council recognises that perceptions of safety are very important to ensuring the ground can be successfully enjoyed by our community so Council has resolved to have the drain removed and to reconstruct it in line with each club’s view.”

The cost of the reconstructing the drain is expected to cost $125,000. Council will work will sporting clubs to minimise distruption to training and games resulting from the work.

Page last updated: 25 May 2016