Barkly Square

A fully fenced sports field in Kyneton, suitable for an array of activities.

Master Plan

View the 2012 Barkly Square master plan(PDF, 5MB) and master plan drawing(PDF, 377KB).

User Groups

Includes a BMX track.

Sports field reconstruction project

After many years of advocating Barkly Square will see a much needed upgrade to the sports field playing surface thanks to a successful $500,000 funding application by Council to the Victorian Government’s World Game Facilities Fund.

Background

Barkly Square is an important venue in the suite of available sporting facilities in Kyneton, being the home ground of the Kyneton and District Soccer Club as well as home to the Kyneton Dog Obedience Club.  The Kyneton Small Bore Rifle Club are also located within the precinct.

The current Barkly Square playing surface is plagued by poor drainage and an uneven soil profile, which over the last five or more years has resulted in the surface becoming water logged and unplayable, with a significant number of soccer games having to be relocated.

Reconstruction of the sports field playing surface will ensure the appropriate infrastructure and a fit for purpose playing surface is provided, enabling greater opportunities for participation.

Council officers are working with impacted user groups to relocate their activities whilst the reconstruction works are being undertaken.

What is proposed?

The Barkly Square sports field reconstruction will include:

  • stripping, cultivating and re-grading of the existing playing surface,
  • removal of the existing turf wicket table,
  • installation of a new sub-surface irrigation system,
  • installation of a new sub-surface drainage system,
  • installation of new sporting infrastructure for soccer and cricket, and
  • resurfacing the playing field with warm season grass.

Project Update

State Government funding agreement has been signed and Council’s 2022/23 budget adopted.

Tender for the Barkly Square Sports field reconstruction works was advertised in August 2022 and recently awarded after a robust evaluation process.

Council officers are now working closely with the successful contractor with the aim of commencing the works at the completion of the 2022 soccer season (mid-late September). 

Whilst the physical reconstruction works are expected to be complete in early 2023, the ground will be closed from the commencement of onsite works and throughout the winter season 2023 to allow for appropriate grass re-establishment.

Should you wish to obtain further information on the project please email recreationsubmissions@mrsc.vic.gov.au

 

 

Location

Corner of Beauchamp and Wedge St, Kyneton 3444  View Map

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