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Whitsunday Regional Council today resolved to provide $5,940 as a donation to the WhitsundaySports Park Committee to cover the recent cost of top dressing the lower sporting field.
Mayor Jenny Whitney said the Whitsunday Sports Park at Airlie Beach is home to a number ofsporting organisations including rugby, touch football, soccer and AFL.
“The sports park used to be the old Airlie Beach landfill and because of this the playing surfacesare affected by the subsidence of the buried material underneath the sports fields resulting in holes in the fields and an uneven surface,” she said.
“In December 2014, the Whitsunday Sports Park top dressed the lower field due to the subsidence issues, by spreading 200 tonnes of topsoil on the surface.
“The Whitsunday Sports Park Committee does an excellent job in coordinating the maintenanceof the sporting fields and ensuring that all clubs participate in the management process.
“The maintenance of the playing fields is currently funded by club reserves and via game fees.
“The Whitsunday Sports Committee wrote to the Council requesting the reimbursement of the cost of top-dressing the bottom playing field.
“Council is pleased to be able to provide this donation of $5,940 to the Whitsunday SportsCommittee to cover the top-dressing of the lower sporting field,” she said.
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