After an exhaustive and thorough tender process, The Green Horticultural Group were chosen to undertake specialised sand track works at Warwick Farm Racecourse for the Australian Turf Club, commencing in February 2015.
The first stage involved the removal and stockpiling of 400mm of the existing surface materials on site. The subgrade was then trimmed, rolled and compacted to the desired falls and levels followed by the supply and installation of 300mm layer of stabilised DGB. Compaction testing was undertaken to standards every 200 metres. The stockpiled sand was then spread over a 75mm layer and compacted, followed by the supply and spread of 75mm of imported HR sand. Finally, the last of the stockpiled sand was applied and graded to form batters to the track on the inside and outside permiter. Further works in Stage One included the construction and landscaping of 18 garden beds and the installation of a fully automatic irrigation system.
Stage Two entailed the demolition and removal of nominated fencing and garage, the refurbishment of the bitumen surface, construction of fencing and landscaping.
Training of horses at Warwick Farm occurs every morning, 365 days a year. This somewhat restricted our movements until 9:30am each day. All staff working on site were fully inducted on the Equine Rules that were provided to us in the specification.
Regular meetings were held on-site with the Australian Turf Club and Track Manager to review the ongoing works.
GHG were able to deliver the project in a very short time frame and adapted to imposed changes when requested. The result is a great new horse training facility enhanced with new informal garden beds and landscape