The Ashburton Park sportsground is now open following a much-needed upgrade to the oval.

About the project

The oval at Ashburton Park is a popular sport and recreation space, used for cricket during summer and soccer during winter. Completed works will ensure the oval meets the needs of local sports clubs and the wider community well into the future.

Recent upgrades ‌include the installation of:

  • new underground drainage and irrigation systems
  • a new water storage tank and irrigation pump.

This will support more efficient irrigation to the oval and improve water savings.

Other completed works include:

  • replacing the oval’s existing poor soil with a new sand profile and new turf surface 
  • reconstructing the centre turf cricket wicket table
  • the construction of an onsite storage area for soccer goal posts on the central eastern side of the oval (Vears Road side), outside the oval perimeter fence.

These upgrade works have been funded as part of our 2023–24 Capital Works Program, which you can learn about in the full Council budget on our Council Budget 2023–24 page. The project was also supported by a $30,000 grant contribution from Cricket Australia.


Works started in October 2023 and are now complete. 

More information

For more information about this project, please contact us on (03) 9278 4444 or [email protected].

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