Friday, April 26, 2024

Contract awarded for Warragul stadium expansion

An early works contract valued at $1.25 million has been awarded for the Warragul Leisure Centre Stadium Expansion to prepare the site for major construction, Baw Baw Shire Council has announced.

The preparatory works will include earthworks, storm water drain installation and sewer diversion.

Historically, part of the site has been filled and used for light industrial uses. This has resulted in some soil contamination that will be cleaned up as part of this project, Council said in a statement.

Locally based company, Kubale Constructions, has been successful in securing the early works contract and will commence on-site works in February. 

“Our local sporting community has been really supportive of this project from the start so it’s great to see the early works contract awarded and big things beginning to happen on the ground. Indoor sport participation is on the rise across Baw Baw Shire and we are excited to be able to expand capacity from two to four indoor courts at the Warragul Leisure Centre,” said Mayor Michael Leaney.

“These early works will provide a boost to our local economy too. A local contractor at the helm means creation of more local jobs and positive benefits to our local supply chains.”   

A tender for the main contract works will be released in coming weeks. 

External screening known as hoarding has been installed on site in preparation for early works to commence in February.

Valued at over $10 million, Mayor Leaney said the project will feature construction of two new indoor courts, a link to the existing building, new café and servery to the pool, generous storage spaces, a new car park, assisted care change room, improved pedestrian links and access to new and existing facilities. 

This project is being funded by a $6 million contribution from the Victorian Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program and a $4 million contribution from Baw Baw Shire Council. 

The project is due to be completed in mid-2023. 

For more project details, visit Warragul Leisure Centre Stadium Expansion Project

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