The addition of a practice cricket pitch adjacent to the current tennis court is currently underway. To date (21/3/17) framework has been constructed and will be delivered to have its mesh welded on in the coming weeks. The actual pitch material has finally been sourced with the project manager John Reid awaiting confirmation of the adhesive requirements. It is expected that the project be completed for the beginning of the next cricket season.
The stars have finally aligned and the practice cricket pitch construction has begun. A day was spent marking out the pitch and cutting around the edge with an angle grinder that blew up on the final approach so the trusty spade and man power endured the rest. Another day was spent digging out 5cm of dense grass and moving it off site. A depth of 15cm is to be removed however, John hit rock which was identified by a passing neighbour as limestone! A more adaptable machine was hired and the rock is now able to be budged and levelling can begin.
Over recent months residents have raised the issue of the road, particularly between the Middleton GPO and Gordon Point. SCRRA has addressed the issue on behalf of the community by writing to State Growth. Their response stated:
It has been identified that the section will require extensive works over the next couple of years. This area of the Channel Highway is under review to be resurfaced and is currently a candidate for the 2018/19 resurfacing season. Please note that this can change to an earlier or later timeframe.
Prior to resurfacing, there will be preparation works to the pavement to ensure that it is in an appropriate condition to be resurfaced.