Photo showing concrete footings laid for seats and pavers under the trees
Photo showing Courts 3 & 4 with synthetic grass laying fully completed and awaiting sand being spread between the fibres
Photo showing Courts 3 & 4 with synthetic grass nearly completed
Photo showing Courts 3 & 4 starting to have synthetic grass laid
Photo showing Courts 1 & 2 after another machine grooming
Photo showing Courts 3 & 4 marked up and crushed rock base having last roll prior to laying synthetic grass
Photo showing similar view taken at end of the day after grooming.
Photo showing Courts 1 & 2 in the morning before final grooming.
Drone photo showing whole site with Courts 1 & 2 nearing completion
Photo showing new seats roughly positioned overlooking Court 5.
Photo showing synthetic grass attached to steps from new path down to concrete landing and steps to Court 5.
Photo showing more spreading of sand on courts 1 & 2
Photo showing fixing synthetic grass to pathway including yellow strips at changes of level.
Photo showing spreading of sand on courts 1 & 2.
Photo showing Courts 1 and 2 having sand applied
Photo showing progress on the new pathway on the Eastern embankment from the change rooms to Court 5.
Photo showing Courts 1 and 2 looking from North-West corner to South-East corner.
Photo showing further (rain interrupted) progress laying out synthetic grass on the top level.
Photo showing progress laying out synthetic grass on the top level.
Photo showing progress laying out synthetic grass on the top level.
Photo showing the start of laying out the synthetic grass on the top level. Still to have additional sections laid out and then trimmed, glued together and sand-filled.
Photo showing view from North-West corner of Court 6 towards South-East corner of Court 5.
Photo showing view from North-West corner of Court 4 towards South-East corner of Court 3
Photo showing view from North-West corner of Court 2 towards South-East corner of Court 1.
Security camera footage of one of the light towers being raised.
Photo showing string line being positioned on Court 2 in preparation for laying synthetic grass.
Photo showing light tower on court two and mini crawler crane departing.
Photo showing light towers on court four and new pathway under construction heading North from court 5 to court 3.
Photo showing light towers on Courts 5 & 6.
Photo showing connecting new Club power pole to street power pole.
Photo showing lights awaiting delivery.
Photo showing light towers being delivered.
Photo showing new power pole being placed into position.
Photo showing showing landscapers building stepped platforms between the concrete steps and the new footpath along the Eastern embankment.
Photo taken from the Northern boundary showing landscaping and rolls of synthetic grass on all three levels ready for laying.
Photo showing electricians on site and synthetic grass being taken to middle courts.
Photo showing landscape work continuing.
Photo showing landscape work on the Eastern embankment next to courts 5 & 6.
Photo showing final repair and levelling of a trench dug for electrical cables on Southern end of Courts 1 & 2
Photo showing repairing edges of courts 1 & 2 in preparation for laying synthetic grass.
Photo showing newly laid section of footpath and strengthened section of Club’s Eastern retaining wall on Rosebery St
Construction Update, October 2023
Photo showing the small section of off-court fencing next to the ladies’ change room being changed over to black poles and wire to match all other new fencing.
Photo showing rolls of synthetic grass and bulk bags of sand ready to start laying with resetting of the stormwater pit on Court 2 in the background.
Photo showing the demolition of a section of damaged public footpath by construction activity in preparation for its replacement.
Photo showing top and bottom rails now attached to the new fence poles between middle and bottom levels ready to hang chain wire.
Photo showing slight low spots on Courts 1 & 2 existing asphalt base marked in white for minor repair prior to laying new synthetic grass.
Photo showing bulk sand being stored and (in background) covered to protect from rain ready for infilling the synthetic grass when laid over the next few weeks.
Photo showing a sand delivery, final base levelling and core drilling into Court 3 retaining wall for fence posts
Photo showing wheeled Bobcat replacing heavier tracked machinery for lower impact when landscaping and sanding of synthetic grass.
Photo showing continued preparation of landscaping and footpath.
Photo showing commencement of base construction for new footpath on Eastern embankment.
Photo showing extraction of old net post sleeve on top level.
Photo showing the preparation of the final section of crushed rock base on Court 3
Photo taken from the usual place and in the distance shows final hand levelling of the base underway on courts 5 & 6.
Photo showing final consolidation of crushed rock base on bottom level
Photo showing formwork being dismantled from the new concrete kerb on the Southern end of Court 2.
Photo showing soil being spread for landscaping the Eastern embankment.
Photo showing Courts 1 & 2 completely stripped of old synthetic grass.
Photo pouring concrete for completion of retaining walls, steps and new net post footings
Photo showing preparation for landscaping overlooking courts 5 & 6.
Photo showing holes for new net posts being dug on courts 3 & 4.
Photo showing formwork being prepared for final concrete pou
Photo showing old synthetic grass being rolled up ready for disposal.
Update Sept 29
Photo showing post hole digging for new net posts to be installed on lower level.
Photo showing the view of the site taken from the bar window looking North
Photo showing a lot of activity on the top level (concrete kerb formwork, drainage work and existing synthetic removal).
Photo showing preparation for laying concrete footings for the remaining sections of retaining walls on Court 3 and between courts 4 & 6.
Photo showing preparation for laying a concrete kerb at the Southern end of Court 2 to prevent stormwater from draining directly from Courts 1 & 2 to the laneway surface instead of being channelled under the lane to the council drainage system.
Photo showing the removal of part of the site access ramp from Rosebery St. to enable the Eastern bank retaining wall on Court 3 to be completed.
Photo showing the commencement of rolling out the base for courts 5 & 6. It will take place over several days
Photo showing the removal of the ramp between middle and lower levels and chain wire hung on the fence atop the Eastern bank retaining wall.
Photo showing hanging of chain wire on the Northern boundary fence.
Photo showing completed paling fence on the Northern boundary.
Photo showing commencement of raising brick edge on the Western side of court 2.
Photo showing the commencement of paling fence construction on the Northern boundary.
Photo showing the laying of reinforcement and formwork for steps to court 3.
Photo showing the commencement of stormwater run-off grading on Courts 5 & 6.
Photo showing more fences under construction.
Photo showing backfill behind the retaining wall being compacted
Photo showing backfilling court 5 East side retaining wall and scissor lift ready for use by fencers.
Photo showing Court 5 East side retaining wall with a gap for access stair construction. The higher section will be painted to be suitable as a hitting wall.
Photo showing the commencement of raising the western brick retaining wall to comply with the stormwater detention design.
Photo taken from laneway showing timber on site ready for paling fence construction on northern boundary
Photo showing concrete work finalised in courts 5 – 6
Phorto showing completed formwork on bottom level ready for next concrete pour.
Photo showing Northern boundary retaining wall and fence under construction.
Photo showing sections of the retaining walls on the middle level exposed, including a “step down” section to enable a temporary ramp to be installed between the top and middle levels to enable equipment to be moved through double gates in the court fence
Photo showing Eastern embankment concrete retaining wall on lower level with formwork removed
Photo showing concrete pour for retaining wall on bottom level.
Photo showing formwork being completed for retaining walls concrete pour
Photo showing completing wire hanging on top level Southern and Western boundary fences. Large double-gate to allow scissor lifts etc to enter via laneway scheduled to be installed on Wednesday.
Photo showing wire being hung on Southern boundary fence framework.
Photo showing old fencing material awaiting disposal and new fencing wire on site awaiting installation on the framework already in place on the Southern and Western boundary of the top level.
Photo showing continuing construction of the Southern boundary fence. Ready to add top rail and hang wire.
Photo showing the new Southern boundary fence under construction. Both the Southern and Western boundary fences for the top level should be completed by the end of this week
Photo showing formwork being completed for retaining walls on the bottom level prior to the scheduled concrete pour this coming Friday.
Photo taken from clubhouse porch looking North showing trench for conduits for court lighting and clubhouse/change rooms power connection from new power pole yet to be installed.
The photo showing footings and conduit trench for light towers and Western fence removed on courts 1 & 2. New Western and Southern boundary fences will be erected next week.
Update (August 3)
Dear Fellow Members,
Please find below the report from Ian Taylor updating on the status of the redevelopment
We remain fortunate with the weather, with rainfall well below the Sydney July average and although progress on retaining walls was slower than expected the project remains slightly ahead of schedule.
Tasks completed since the June report were:
Excavated electrical trenching and lay conduit on middle level except where access ramp intrudes
Excavated for light tower footings on both middle and lower levels and laid concrete footings
Continued construction of retaining walls on Southern and Eastern sides of lower and middle levels except where access ramp intrudes
Demolished existing fence along Northern boundary and installed temporary safety fencing between our site and neighbours
Excavated and laid footings for the retaining wall construction along Northern boundary
Commenced installation of new drainage system on middle and lower levels
Constructed new perimeter fence on Western side of court 4
Tasks currently scheduled for August (in no particular order) as long as the weather remains generally favourable are:
Complete all retaining walls
Complete electrical work on middle level
Install light towers
Preliminary work on Courts 1 & 2 including tower footings and electrical trenches
Raise Western wall on upper and middle levels by one brick to conform with storm water detention specification.
Complete all fence construction
Remove some or all of the access ramps as soon as possible
Courts 1 & 2 are currently out of action while light pole footings, electrical trenches, drainage and perimeter fence replacement tasks are underway.
We do not know precisely how long this preliminary work will take but will be advised by the constructor once that work has been completed and will then assess whether it is safe to temporarily recommence social play and court booking on those courts until they are ready for synthetic surface replacement.
showing formwork ready for northern boundary retaining wall concrete pour and new poles for replacement western chain wire fence installed.
the phtoto showing footing being dug for a light pole on the South-East corner of Court 1 as close to the existing low brick wall as possible. Next concrete pour is due Monday or Tuesday next week if it is not too wet. That pour will include the Northern concrete retaining wall and so the actual Northern boundary fence construction should take place the following week, once the concrete has cured.
The photo shows the footing being dug for a light pole on the South-West corner of Court 2.
Today’s activity: fencers, core drillers and concreters working on the bottom level and electrical contractors working on the middle and top levels.
The Photo shows the construction of the new western fence for court 4.
Photo showing the commencement of new fencing and drainage construction along the Western side of Court 4.
Photo showing concrete laid for footings along the northern boundary and some of the Eastern retaining wall.
Photo showing steelwork on northern boundary being prepared for concrete pour tomorrow July 27
The photo shows the trench completed for concreters to lay formwork on northern boundary
The photo shows the formwork done by the concreters on Saturday on the Eastern side of Court 3 as a head start to preparation for a concrete pour currently scheduled for this coming Thursday.
The Photo shows the completed trench for the Northern boundary retaining wall section. Removal of the remaining section of the boundary fence and preparation for post holes and kerbing should occur early next week. The concreters are due back on site Monday or Tuesday, weather permitting.
The Photo shows the demolition of part of the existing fence on the Northern boundary, with a temporary safety fence in position and a trench for the retaining wall section being dug.
The photo shows the continuation of formwork construction for the retaining walls on the bottom level.
The Photo shows the progress on erecting formwork for the retaining walls on the bottom level
The photo shows concrete being poured into the footing
The photo shows a light tower footing awaiting concrete pour
The photo shows an 8t post hole digger and the tube for one of the light pole footings being hoisted into position.
shows completed footings for retaining walls on the bottom level.
shows the pouring of concrete for the footings of the retaining wall between the top and middle levels.
shows formwork and steel reinforcement being completed for the footings of the retaining wall between the top and middle levels.
The photo shows the commencement of laying formwork and steel reinforcement for the retaining wall between the top and middle levels.
The photo shows progress on laying formwork and steel reinforcement for the retaining wall between the middle and bottom levels. Work will continue tomorrow and Thursday (some rain is expected Wednesday) laying formwork and steel reinforcement for the retaining wall between the top and middle levels, with concrete pours scheduled for this Friday and next Monday.
The photo shows progress on laying formwork and steel reinforcement in readiness for pouring concrete for Court 5 Eastern retaining wall sometime within next two weeks.
The temporary 1.9m high fence has been installed at the Northern end of Courts 1 & 2. (See photo below.)
John Scollin and Ian Taylor strapped tennis nets towards the bottom of the temporary fence to prevent balls from going underneath. Any balls that do go down to the construction site will be collected and returned from time to time when workers are on site. Please do not go into the site to retrieve them.
The existing fence poles should also be removed shortly, slicing about 295mm off the back end of those courts. These will be subsequently replaced over the next couple of months with a new retaining wall which will rise about 20cm above the top-level court height to stop water cascading to the middle level when it rains heavily and will have new fence posts embedded within it.
The photo shows the start of laying mesh and crushed rock on bottom level.
shows the footing trench for the retaining wall between middle and bottom level and showing some of the orange electrical conduit installed.
Shows the footing trench for the retaining wall between the top and middle level. The fencing could be removed earlier than anticipated to perform retaining wall work
Another Great day for the development work
Overall Construction site ( Courts 3-6 )
Start of rock excavation for the footings for Courts 5 & 6 Southern retaining wall.
Trenching on the Eastern side of Court 5 for the retaining wall footings
Proof roller arriving down the ramp in preparation for tomorrow’s activity
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