GREATER Shepparton City Council has awarded Tuff Turf N Co a contract for the design and construction of the new synthetic hockey field as part of the large Shepparton Sports Precinct.
Tuff Turf N Co use CCGrass and is the agent and the registered supplier of Federal International Hockey Hockey Systems approved system and provide certified hockey products. Tuff Turf N Co has access to internationally recognised sports products used for soccer, hockey, rugby and tennis.
Greater Shepparton City Council Director Infrastructure, Steve Bowmaker said, “The hockey field works include the replacement of the synthetic surface and the extension of the area north to include a warm up area.
“Council has been working with the GV Hockey Association determining colours and designs to best suit the needs of the Association. Once the hockey field is completed it will provide the GV Hockey Association with the ability to extend their current junior competition, and provide that important warm up area,” Mr Bowmaker said.
The hockey field component of the project has been funded by the Australian Government through the Community Development Grants Programme, Greater Shepparton City Council and GV Hockey Association.
“It’s exciting that work has begun at the Shepparton Sports Precinct hockey field. It was a lot of hard work to get the funding and to see the project underway is very rewarding.
“The sports precinct is a large project which will take a number of years to complete, so we really appreciate the patience from sporting groups, local residents and business owners. We will stay in contact with these groups on a regular basis, to ensure everyone is kept up to date about the hockey field and the progression on the sports precinct.
“Council looks forward to working with local and specialised organisations to ensure the Shepparton Sports Precinct is a premier sporting facility,” Mr Bowmaker said.