Andrew Barr has taken a moment out from hobnobbing with Ashton Kutcher at AFL games to announce that Phillip Oval has been re-opened after seven years and the new Harrison District Playing Fields are now ready for action:
“Phillip Oval’s elite sporting complex now boasts a $2.3 million pavilion as well as tiered seating on the viewing banks. The sporting community will also benefit from the new drought tolerant resistant couch grass, a turf cricket pitch and new AFL goal posts.
“As the new headquarters for Gungahlin United Football Club, Harrison District Playing Fields will also be used for the first time by senior and junior footballers this weekend. Juniors play on Saturday 24 July 2010 from 12pm to 5 pm and games in the state league competition will be played on Sunday 25 July 2010 from 10 am to 1 pm.
“There are six football fields at Harrison with two of the fields equipped with training lights for night time use. The new fields are fully irrigated using a system of tanks and pumps which allow water harvested from the roof the new pavilion to be directed into the tanks to supplement mains water supply.