Bayside City Council
August 2016 - May 2018
Endeavour Turf Professionals (ETP Turf) were engaged to provide project management expertise, design and consultancy services for the stabilisation and reconstruction of Dendy Park recreational reserve in Brighton East, working in collaboration with Bayside City Council.
The large 7-hectare reserve was originally an old tip site and was once levelled and converted into cricket pitches prior to World War 2. The site had approximately 500 - 600mm of topsoil covering the tip material, so for many years the site had an unstable and in some instances was an unsafe surface for sport due to subsidence and sink holes appearing on the surface. In a slightly different approach, the project was a large-scale civil construction process in the first instance to stabilise the surface, followed by more traditional natural turf reconstruction works which is where ETP Turf became more heavily involved.
After the initial works to consolidate the surface using a Rapid Impact Compaction (RIC) machine, the existing sports field was reconstructed to match the new infrastructure and surrounds of the precinct. The new sports field consists of a newly shaped sand-based profile, a network of subsurface drains, reinstatement of the automatic irrigation system and was grassed with kikuyu turf.
The existing turf wicket benches were removed and replaced with new turf wickets during the completion of the earthworks. An additional new turf wicket bench was installed along with synthetic wickets and soccer goals.
Following the installation of the new turf, the site was maintained by contractors in consultation with ETP Turf for a period of 16 weeks to ensure the successful establishment of the turf. Post construction, the site is now home to the Brighton Soccer Club and Brighton District Cricket Club and offers improved playability featuring a uniform and stable sports surface and recreational area the community enjoy all year round.