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.