The first cricket match has been played at “The Green,” marking the official opening of the newest sports and recreation precinct at Carseldine Urban Village.
The ceremonial coin toss for the Bracken Ridge and Brookfield United cricket match was officiated by Member for Aspley Bart Mellish who said that The Green will become Carseldine community’s social and sporting hub.
“The Green is a fantastic space for adults and children to play and train, and will encourage more local residents to get out and get active,” he said.
The $6.5-million precinct, Mr Mellish said, utilised the latest innovative power and water-saving technology which include an automated LED floodlights and an internal weather monitor guided irrigation control system.
The eSwitch lighting control system, he added, is linked to a “BrightSport,” a booking app which allows the sporting fields to be booked with or without lighting. A unique password is provided, once the field is booked, to allow the app user to turn the lights on and off.
Features of The Green include: three soccer fields, two volleyball courts, two dual purpose tennis/netball courts, a half-court basketball court, an outdoor ping pong table, and a turf cricket pitch and practice nets.
The brand new sports and recreation precinct also boasts of an all abilities playground, yoga lawn, exercise lawn, amenities block, and barbecues and shaded seating, plus over 120 new car parking spaces.
“It’s very exciting to have a new cricket field to play on and we hope the facilities inspire more people to join local sporting clubs and live a healthy and active lifestyle,” Bracken Ridge District Cricket Club Treasurer Keane White said.
“There will be more opportunities for junior and senior cricketers to play and train at night, and being able to turn the lights on and off automatically will save sporting club volunteers a lot of time.”
Another upcoming infrastructure, to be undertaken by Davbridge Constructions, is the connecting pedestrian and cycle bridge between Carseldine Urban Village and Aspley State High School.
Construction of the bridge is expected to commence in late January and be completed by mid-2020.