The 2015 upgrade of Invermay Park was funded by the City of Launceston and the Federal Government.
Invermay Park, known as the original home ground of cricket great Ricky Ponting, is used by a range of sporting groups 52 weeks of the year for training and match-day events.
Before the upgrade, drainage facilities on the site were far from adequate, particularly during the wetter months.
Invermay Park Reconstruction
- Construction of a new all-weather 16,000 square metre playing surface, comparable to that of the nearby University of Tasmania Stadium (a nationally accredited sporting and events facility).
- Installation of a new and improved drainage and irrigation system.
- Installation of new 30-metre light towers.
- Upgrade of car parking area.
- Related civil works.
- Supply and installation of sand and growing mediums.
- Seed planting, irrigating and care to early maturity.
City of Launceston Mayor, Alderman Albert van Zetten said before construction commenced, ‘‘there is a priority to get this right, because it gets a lot of use right through winter into summer. To also protect Aurora Stadium (now University of Tasmania Stadium), we need to have a very good all year-round surface, as so many people train on it. With the North Launceston Football Club and junior football, umpires, the Old Launcestonians’ Football Club and the Mowbray Cricket Club, we need a surface that is suitable for today’s standards."