Updated 11 February 2022: completion date May 2022
Tom Kelly Athletic Track at Rieschiecks Reserve will be unavailable for use from early December until the end of May 2022. The track is closing so that the surface can be upgraded. These works will ensure that the track continues to be a safe and user friendly facility for the community.
The scope of work includes:
- rehabilitating the existing track sub grade
- replacing the existing surface
- improving accessibility to the facility
- minor modifications to the track alignment
Athletic tracks need major surface works every six to ten years, as part of their ongoing maintenance program.
The works are being carried out from December 2021 to May 2022 to minimise disruptions from inclement weather.
Alternative athletic tracks can be found nearby in Box Hill, Nunawading (Burwood East) and Greensborough.
Council has committed $1.2 million to deliver this project. The works support our commitment to supporting a healthy, resilient and safe community.
The athletic track's floodlights are also being upgraded to a compliant standard, as a result of a project that we are delivering in partnership with the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments. These works are already underway.
The facility's car park has also recently undergone a $400,000 upgrade, funded by the Commonwealth Government as part of the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.