Fairbrother was engaged by the Central Coast Council to undertake the construction of football grounds and sports complex at the existing Dial Regional Sports Complex.
The first step was clearing dense bushland to allow the 55,000m3 of cut to fill which re-shaped the entire site, creating the two new sports grounds ready for the specialised sports ground contractor to form the new ovals.
The centre section of the sports complex is a state-of-the-art sporting facility, which includes 370m2 of change rooms that can be divided into four separate rooms if required. There is also a 150-seat function room, commercial kitchen and canteen, bar and coaching rooms that overlook the main oval.
Other external features include a large natural playground, basketball court, public toilet block and multiple car parks.
The specifications for the two football grounds allowed only a 10mm tolerance on the finished surface and included an extensive irrigation and drainage system.
Safely removing the dense trees while containing the site’s water run-off to prevent polluting the adjacent water way proved to be a challenge.
Careful consideration was also needed during the bulk earth works.