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Remediation works on the sports fields at the Byron Regional Sport and Cultural Complex (BRSCC) will start today.

Byron Shire Council (BSC) advises the works will require complete closure of the Cornell Family fields and complete closure of the internal field at the Herb Elliott (Athletics) fields. The actual running track itself will not be affected.

Works being undertaken will address the drainage issues at the BRSCC associated with prolonged rain periods. The complete closure is required to allow the turf to be fully reinstated prior to use.

BSC’s executive manager of community infrastructure, Phil Holloway, said the works involved the top two centimetres of soil being removed, top-dressed with a coarse sand and watered to establish the new growing turf.

The works are being undertaken at this time of year to ensure a rapid growing season and have the fields ready for 2013. This will mean that the northern fields will be closed and cannot be played on until the end of January subject to weather.

‘Sporting teams who are using the fields have been advised. However, Little Athletics will be still be able use the running track of the Herb Elliott field,’ he said.

The remediation works are expected to cost approximately $82,000 and are being funded from the complex’s maintenance budget.

On the inside of the building, management agreements between BSC and the PCYC to manage the multipurpose facility are progressing.

Mr Holloway said that BSC will continue to run the complex until the PCYC was in place which looks like occurring in March or April of 2013.


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