Broulee oval closed for repair

The recreation fields at Broulee’s Captain Oldrey Park will be off limits for several weeks while the field surface is repaired.

Eurobodalla Council’s divisional works manager Tony Swallow said the fields were vandalised on consecutive nights last week.

“On Thursday, we had someone knock down the bollards that prevent vehicle access and drive over the oval damaging the field surface,” he said.

“We had a crew go out and repair that, only to have the same thing happen on Friday night.”

Mr Swallow said the oval had only been renovated a few months ago when the surface was decompacted and top dressed.

“Now we’ll have to renovate it again, requiring the oval be closed for approximately five weeks, with significant costs to ratepayers,” he said.

“I encourage anyone with information about these incidents at Broulee Oval to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.”

Council’s ongoing upgrades to the recreation park will continue while the oval is repaired.

“Visitors to Captain Oldrey Park will have seen we’re upgrading and extending the amenities block, with two additional change rooms and more storage,” Mr Swallow said.

“Work will soon start to upgrade the existing six bitumen netball courts to eight synthetic ones, rounding off major grant-funded investment in the facility.”

Above: The playing fields at Broulee’s Captain Oldrey Park were damaged last week when vehicles knocked down oval bollards and drove on the oval.

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