Glen Huon Oval drainage update

Installation of subsoil drainage at the Glen Huon Reserve Oval is now complete.

Council agreed in August to allocate $135,000 to the project – an interim measure for addressing waterlogging issues experienced at the oval during winter.

Attempts will be made to source Government funding for assistance with a full oval renovation in the future.

Under last month’s project, 25 100mm drains were installed below the surface at 6m spacings.

The system can be expanded in the future as part of further redevelopment works.

Shire of Dardanup Acting CEO Phil Anastasakis said he was hopeful the upgrade would provide a significant improvement to turf quality and playing conditions during the upcoming 2018 South West Football League season.

“Shire staff will continue to monitor the ground conditions over coming months and the performance of this interim measure in addressing the problem”, Mr Anastasakis said.

In his August report to Council, Director of Engineering and Development Services Luke Botica said full redevelopment of Glen Huon Oval could be up to five years away and as well as being dependent on funding availability, and would be subject to final plans for the Eaton Town Centre and Eaton Fair expansion.