Windsor Park has been the home ground to the Launceston Football Club since 1968 when the club was a member of the former NTFA competition. The Windsor Park Precinct includes AFL, cricket and soccer grounds and is located by the banks of the Tamar River in the suburb of Riverside, Tasmania.
Construction of the oval included boundary fencing, AFL goal posts, an astro cricket wicket and sports ground lighting. Future use of the ground is proposed to be solely the Launceston Christian School during school hours and then open to the public outside of that.
The space will provide a fit for purpose oval for the school, as well as regional, state and local sporting clubs across several sporting codes. It will also relieve the current congestion at the Windsor Community Precinct, providing an alternative training area and activity space.
- Construction of new playing oval.
- Installation of drainage and irrigation system.
- Construction and installation of ground lighting.
- Supply and installation of sand and growing mediums.
- Seed planting, irrigating and care to early maturity.
A $1 million grant was received to fund the project, as part of the Community Development Grants Programme, after an election promise made by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during a visit prior to the 2016 Federal election.
The main construction of the oval was undertaken by THE BAKER GROUP who won the tender to complete the surface structure and lighting. Sports Turf Consultants were also engaged to design and specify the construction plans of the oval, alongside Engineering Solutions Tasmania who designed the electrical and lighting.
Construction started in October 2017 and completed late February 2018. THE BAKER GROUP proved to be a leader in sports ground construction, having recently completed City of Launceston’s Invermay Park reconstruction of the playing surface and installation of lighting, as well as works at Kings Meadows High School and St Patrick’s College.