Turf trust meets conditions

BY KRIS DANDO
Last updated 11:33 26/02/2013

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With funding and city council support secured, work on the Ascot Park artificial sports turf is about to start.

Porirua City Council was updated on the project during a closed session last week.

Mayor Nick Leggett said the council was satisfied Porirua Synthetic Sportsfield Community Trust had met conditions required through its shared responsibility partnership with the council.

Work on the estimated $1.6 million facility would get under way soon.

"There were some concerns expressed around the [council] table but as far as I'm concerned it's full steam ahead."

Trust spokesman and Porirua Vikings Rugby League Club president Bernie Wood said the funds had been raised in good time; geotechnical work and designs were complete, and a tender for the work had been let.

Initial estimates priced the project at $1.9m but the competitive nature of the tendering process brought the price down, he said.

"We're very happy with where we are; we've actually got more money than we needed and there are still more [funding] applications to be processed," he said.

"We want this turf to be the envy of others and a facility that not just the Vikings and Western Suburbs use but something for the whole city."

A naming sponsor for the turf is still being sought.

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