Project Description

Downey Park Netball Association – New Clubhouse Construction

Client: Downey Park Netball Association (Funding also received from Brisbane City Council and Queensland Government)

Timeframe: 5 Months

Completed: October 2016


LEAF Building Group were engaged by the Downey Park Netball Association to undertake the construction of a new two storey clubhouse facility to accompany the existing Netball courts. This facility is visited by more than 3000 people every weekend throughout the netball season.

The preliminary scope of works consisted of the removal, cleaning and replacement of contaminated soil, removal of an existing pergola and tree, as well as the supply and placement of concrete and reinforcement including anti-flood back flow devices suited to the location of the site along Breakfast Creek.

Due to the limited nature of the existing site the LEAF team installed new electrical and hydraulic connections as well as new pump out facilities. The main structure consisted of a double story steel frame supporting a cantilevered top floor with a core-filled rendered blockwork base surrounded by Colorbond long span wall cladding over the rest of the structure.

The downstairs area of the facility included change rooms, toilets, showers, marshalling offices, store rooms, a lift installation and the first floor included a presentation room (with audio visual equipment), a scoring room, kitchenette and offices.

A separate bin enclosure was constructed utilising an existing steel shade structure by fixing it to a new reinforce concrete slab, footings and cast galvanized steel fence.

The project delivered many challenges to the LEAF team including maintaining the functionality of the work environment whilst having minimal impact on the day-to-day operations and use of the DPNA. Communication with stakeholders and consultants was maintained throughout construction, through weekly Site Meetings and high quality site management ensuring that all risks were identified and eliminated at every stage.

LEAF Building Group delivered this project on time and on budget, with great feedback from the client and superintendent.