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More Upgrade Works For Churchill Park In Lautoka

“The council has decided to carry out rehabilitation works for the Churchill Park ground number one. The scope involves changing of the existing turf with new and replacing with new sprinklers and drainage improvement for the play field area,” Mr Khan said.
13 Oct 2022 17:04
More Upgrade Works For Churchill Park In Lautoka
Lautoka City Council workers working on the grounds at Churchill Park in Lautoka. Photo: Salote Qalubau

Supporting teams will soon have an upgraded training and warm-up facility at Lautoka’s Churchill Park.

This follows the commencement of upgrade works outside of ground number one at Churchill Park, a project led by the Lautoka City Council.

The council’s chief executive officer, Mohammed Anees Khan said the council had planned a $350,000 investment for upgrade works for Churchill Park.

Mr Khan said this was an estimated amount for the turf replacement works while the floodlights up- grade was still under design stages.

 

This also comes with the council’s preparations to host the Shop N Save Super Rugby Pacific games in Fiji next season.

The council’s other two projects, the Namoli Green Night Food Market and the Botanical Garden Café are also already underway.

“The council has decided to carry out rehabilitation works for the Churchill Park ground number one. The scope involves changing of the existing turf with new and replacing with new sprinklers and drainage improvement for the play field area,” Mr Khan said.

“The other major project is the new floodlighting for Churchill Park which is a long term project.

 

“The council has decided to also upgrade the grounds outside ground number one for training and warm up.”

Mr Khan said the upgrade works would encourage and give opportunities to the council to be able to host both local and international sporting events as Churchill Park has international standard athletic tracks.

“All Fijians will enjoy playing on international standard play field while the spectators will enjoy watching matches of higher standard,” he added.

“With capacity filled stadium at Churchill Park, we are optimistic the trickle down economic benefits will be enjoyed by the retailers and all businesses of Lautoka.

 

“With three games of the Fijian Drua already announced at Churchill Park, we are hopeful this will attract more regional and international games to Lautoka.”

Mr Khan added that the council was committed to also work closely alongside Police, the Land Transport Authority and the Fiji Roads Authority to improve traffic management during big events in the city to ensure safety and security of people.

Alongside the projects, the upgrade to the bus station area would also take place.

The Lautoka City Council will also install bucket seats at Churchill Park.

 

Story by: nicolette.chabers@fijisun.com.fj



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