Water Journal : Water Journal April 2014
22 Industry News HOWZAT! FLOOD REPAIRS MAKE FOR PERFECT PITCH For years the Balmain Sydney Tigers have struggled with soggy wickets and regularly rained-out matches, but they're looking forward to a bumper season after a major upgrade of their home ground at Jubilee Oval. The innovative ood-proo ng project undertaken by the City of Sydney raised the oval nearly half-a-metre, so water can quickly drain and allowing cricket to be played all summer even after heavy rain. Until the revamp, local sporting teams frequently found the oval unusable after rain because of drainage issues. Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the upgrade had overcome a number of challenges, including the site being a heritage site, being next to an endangered plant community, as well as the major ooding issues. "They say you can't play cricket on poor wickets and this was certainly true for the Balmain Sydney Tigers Cricket Club who experienced years of their oval regularly being out of play," the Lord Mayor said. "Jubilee Oval has been used by sporting clubs for decades and these year-round improvements provide greater availability for the whole community." Jubilee Oval has been a cricket ground since 1912 and is also used for hockey and AFL in winter, and year-round by local schools and community groups. The oval was created in the mid-1880s on reclaimed land from Johnstons Creek. The site has been prone to ooding and is often virtually unplayable after light rain, leading to years of postponed matches and lost play. Parks Services staff took a radical approach to ood-proo ng the site. The original oval was created simply by pouring soil onto the bay, meaning high tide and run-off left the area perpetually soggy. Staff were unable to add drains to the site and were forced to physically shift the land upwards by 300 millimetres to ensure proper drainage. The $600,000 upgraded included: • New drainage and irrigation systems; • A new cricket wicket square; • New turf and regrading to improve the playing surface; and • Improved drainage to Johnston's Creek. AQUALOGY ANNOUNCES NEW APPOINTMENT Aqualogy has appointed Paul Ban eld to the role of Commercial Manager for Australia. Paul brings a wealth of knowledge to the organisation, having previously held senior positions with advanced technology providers Takadu and Innovyze. "We are excited to welcome Paul on board," says Matthew Stephenson, Business Development Director at Aqualogy UK. "We look forward to working with him as the business continues to expand in 2014. We are keen to focus on the immense opportunities there are for our business in the Australian market and with Paul's experience, we are extremely optimistic about the future growth for Aqualogy." Aqualogy is the global technology and solutions division of Agbar, an international water and environment organisation. It specialises in all stages of the hydrological cycle, from ood prediction and stormwater control, to water treatment plant design and operation, to water distribution and commercial wastewater management. Tenix. Leaders in sustainable engineering water solutions. TX592 -- 0114 Follow us on LinkedIn www.tenix.com Tenix provides cradle-to-grave engineering services for water infrastructure delivery, including project management, design, construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance. Our in-house design team provides strategic planning, detailed design and commissioning with a specialisation in water, recycling and wastewater treatment plants. As a leader in sustainable engineering water solutions we are the rst in Australia to receive an (IS) Infrastructure Sustainability design rating for two Wastewater treatment plants in Queensland.
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