Civilex Victoria, as Head Contractor, has delivered a high profile sporting precinct for Deakin University to be used by professional athletes and in particular the Geelong Football Club for training sessions throughout the AFL season.
Works included construction of new sporting fields including athletics, soccer, basketball, netball, AFL, cricket and baseball. All areas conform to international standards, including natural turf for a Melbourne Cricket Ground sized oval, synthetic grass for a soccer oval requiring FIFA certification and a synthetic rubber acrylic athletics track that is IAAF certified. In addition to being used for competition and informal sports, the facility boasts an outdoor learning hub to advance the teachings of its sports biomechanics department. In addition to the new sporting fields, Civilex was also been engaged to undertake heavy earthworks, road and path construction, hard and soft landscaping and hardstand areas, lighting, security and other similar infrastructure as part of this contract.
Careful planning and staging of the works was required to keep the university operational during the construction works, to ensure the safe flow of traffic and pedestrians throughout the work zone. The project required a high level of stakeholder consultation and engagement to ensure external parties were abreast of any changing site conditions, especially when working around or near adjacent buildings and public zones.