Improved water irrigation system turned on at Werris Creek’s David Taylor Oval

Following the rehabilitation of a bore, the installation of a new pump and 54,000 litre capacity storage tanks plus the replacement of old sprinkler heads, the tap was turned on and the new irrigation system at Werris Creek’s David Taylor Oval sprang to life.

“David Taylor Oval is used by residents of all ages for sport and recreation and is an important facility for the people of Werris Creek so it’s great to see this latest part of the Oval’s upgrades completed,” said Liverpool Plains Shire Council’s Mayor, Councillor Andrew Hope.

“The new irrigation system is part of a $247,549 project funded through the State Government’s Stronger Country Communities Program, which Council was successful in obtaining. Council acknowledges the support of Member for Tamworth, Kevin Anderson, for this project. It has already seen the completion of an amenities block with toilets and showers, a picnic table and associated shading, the widening of the Oval’s entry gates and improved fencing.

“To further improve amenity for locals and visitors landscaping of the area will be undertaken and include additional trees and shrubs and raised garden beds which will also enhance separation between the BBQ area and public amenities,” he said.

“These improvements compliment the Ron Dellar Grandstand which was constructed in 2018 and the new storage shed for the Magpies Rugby League Club completed as part of an earlier stage of the project. The precinct has also benefited from the construction of a new pathway connecting the Werris Creek CBD to the Oval” he continued.

 “These projects wouldn’t have happened without the strong community backing necessary to support Council’s successful grant funding applications. Where possible, local contractors undertook the considerable work involved and Werris Creek now has a sporting precinct that befits the Magpies home ground plus serving other local sporting organisations and the recreation requirements of the community,” Councillor Hope concluded.

Werris Creek David Taylor Oval   upgraded irrigation system Werris Creek David Taylor Oval   Ron Dellar and Peter Scott Werris Creek David Taylor Oval   Installed bore and tanks

The trial run of the irrigation system at David Taylor Oval proved successful and is ready for operation as the weather warms up

Werris Creek resident, Ron Dellar, after whom David Taylor Oval’s grandstand is named,inspects the pump system with contractor Peter Scott 

The new storage tanks and pump installed as part of the irrigation project undertaken at David Taylor Oval

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