Rawhiti Domain - sports turf renewal

What

A new water supply and irrigation system is being installed at Rawhiti Domain, along with resurfacing the cricket block and establishing new grass on the Domain.

Why

The existing irrigation system is unable to maintain a satisfactory grass cover during dry summers due to poor water pressure and overall age and condition of the system, which can result in an unsafe playing surface. The new system will allow an improvement in playing quality for both summer and winter sports.

Where

Rawhiti Domain, New Brighton

When

Late October 2023 to mid/late January 2024, Monday to Friday 7am to 6pm and Saturday 8am to 6pm (weather/site condition dependant).

Contact

The contractor is Terrafirma Turf Ltd. Contact Chris Lewis on 021 994 430, Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Details

The works include the installation of a new irrigation system and water supply, resurfacing of the central cricket block and establishment of a new turf grass surface. The full scope of works is as follows:

    1. Installation of temporary fencing.
    2. Site clearance.
    3. Existing sprinkler head salvage.
    4. Installation of a new irrigation system.
    5. Resurfacing of the cricket block.
    6. Minor surface levelling around cricket block and softball diamond.
    7. Turf grass sowing and grow-in.
  • Temporary fencing will be installed around the work site for the duration of the project.
  • We anticipate there will be some minor noise associated with general trenching and levelling machinery and as materials are brought into the site. We will be making every effort to minimise the impact of this work as much as possible. 
  • Work will take around four months to complete. We expect to reopen the grounds by mid-to-late January 2024.