Construction begins on Lower Hutt's $12 million Fraser Park Sportsville complex
Work has begun on a facility that is being promoted as a game changer for sport across the Wellington region.
After nine years of talk and planning Hutt City Mayor Ray Wallace said he was delighted that work on stage two of Fraser Park Sportsville at Avalon had finally begun.
He predicted it would be a "flagship for sport in the valley" and have a positive impact on the local community.
"A kid in sport is a kid out of court; that is so true. What we are doing here is bringing a world-class facility to this community."
Stage one was completed in 2015, featuring three new softball diamonds, an artificial football turf, lighting and landscaping costing $3 million.
Stage two, costing $12 million, includes a 100-metre-long and 30-metre-wide building serving a range of clubs and codes, including rugby, softball, hockey and squash.
Other features include six squash courts, indoor training facilities and a cafe.
At 27 hectares, Fraser Park is the biggest sporting ground in the lower North Island and the new facilities, would allow it to host national events in a range of sports.
The council hopes it will become the premier sporting facility in Wellington. more…
Fraser Park sport and community facility construction to begin
The green light has been given to the construction of a $12 million sport and community facility at Lower Hutt’s Fraser Park.
Hutt City Council has endorsed a recommendation by the Hutt City Community Facilities Trust (CFT) to begin construction of new sport and recreation hub. Work will begin on site over the next four to six weeks. Completion of the project is expected in spring 2018. The work will be carried out by local company Armstrong Downes Ltd.
“This is a significant milestone for this project,” says CFT Chairperson Alister Skene. “It is fantastic we have reached a point where we can begin the construction phase. more...