Baldivis Brumbies get funding windfall to resurface turf


Aden Field, Kyle Westwood, Mayor Barry Sammels, MLA Reece Whitby, Brumbies President Mick Bradley, Joel Ritchie and Sam Barndon.
Aden Field, Kyle Westwood, Mayor Barry Sammels, MLA Reece Whitby, Brumbies President Mick Bradley, Joel Ritchie and Sam Barndon.

A PRE-ELECTION promise was fulfilled on Saturday at the Baldivis Brumbies’ home ground when MLA Reece Whitby delivered a $100,000 cheque to club president Mick Bradley.

The money will go towards resurfacing Baldivis Oval, installing new reticulation as well as a tank to water the oval in the summer months.

The City of Rockingham agreed to meet Labor’s pledge dollar for dollar, also donating $100,000 towards the repair work for the oval.

Mayor Sammels confirmed the City’s commitment.

“The City is happy to support this project for the Baldivis Brumbies,” he said.

The oval’s surface had become run down with different grass species growing.

Dry, patchy parts had created an uneven playing surface, increasing the risk of injury for players.

Cr Sammels said the old turf and reticulation would be taken out and replaced with new turf and reticulation.

The old bore and pump would be replaced and a tank installed, ensuring there would be enough water for the oval during the hotter months of the year.

Work is expected to start shortly after the end of their football season last weekend.

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