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Morwell Recreation Reserve

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Morwell Recreation Reserve

CLIENT: Latrobe City Council
LOCATION: Morwell Recreation Reserve, Morwell
WORKS: Synthetic AFL Oval
YEAR: 2018 – 2019

Project Description
Morwell Recreation Reserve is recognised as the premier AFL facility in Gippsland. Base of AFL under 18 TAC team the Gippsland Power, Morwell Recreation Reserve is also the home venue of the Morwell Football Netball Club, Morwell Cricket Club and the Morwell Croquet Club. Morwell Recreation Reserve has in the past hosted AFL pre-season matches. Part of the $9 million upgrades to Morwell Recreation Reserve, the synthetic oval sits on the old caravan site on the western side of the reserve.

Key Features

  • Bulk Earthworks
  • Drainage
  • Diversion of overland flows
  • Fencing around perimeter including backdrop fence at each end
  • Synthetic playing surface
  • Passive recreation elements including walkways and viewing mound

What we did
LDEng was engaged by Latrobe City Council to complete the design and documentation for the Synthetic AFL Oval including the provision of Linemarking for Soccer and Sports Lighting to be installed over the disused Caravan Park. The Synthetic oval is to host winter training as well as AFLX and AFL9’s. The oval is to be used as the Centre of Excellence for Gippsland Power and adjoins Morwell Football Club.