The Moreton Bay Regional Council (MBRC) have begun preparations for the 2032 Brisbane Olympics and Paralympics as the construction of the Griffin Sports Complex nears completion. The Griffin Sports Complex located in the South East of Queensland, has seen major developments as stage one consisted of a $13.85 million dollar rugby league precinct and stage two will include multi-purpose sporting fields, netball and tennis courts and a district level park and playground. The facility will be able to accommodate and host both national and state level competitions for multiple sports.
HydroPlan were engaged to provide the detailed irrigation design, to address the quality management issues at the site and provide tangible solutions for the supply of water. The decision was made to use tanks that take in stormwater harvesting runoff from the fields which would save water and reduce costs. Our Queensland Principal Consultant Scott Johnstone, wrote the MBRC irrigation asset specification manual for Sports Turf Irrigation to benchmark standards for planning, design, construction, operations and maintenance for all MBRC sports projects. This is a major factor to consider when maintaining irrigation works quality and system performance. We are proud to have been played apart in the foundations of this facility that hopes to foster future sporting talent for years to come.