Building work on Allan Border Oval’s new pavilion has finally resumed, after lengthy delays caused by the financial collapse of the project’s original contractor.
Civil design and building firm Lloyd Group slumped into voluntary administration in March, leaving 59 significant structures in limbo, including the state-of-the-art sports facility located on Myahgah Rd.
Original contracted builders – Lloyd Group – collapsed into administration in March this year, with all work on the project halted.
Reitsma Construction, the firm who worked on the Mosman Swim Centre renovation in 2020, has today inked a deal with Council to complete the controversial build which has been plagued by setbacks.
“Staff have worked around the clock to get a new contractor on board and we are delighted to have engaged a contractor of the calibre of Reitsma,” Mosman Mayor Carolyn Corrigan said.
Mosman Council General Manager Dominic Johnson welcomed the return of builders and machinery to the local landmark, saying the anticipated completion date would be in the first quarter of 2024.
“On-site works have already commenced with full site mobilisation to occur in the next few weeks,” he said.
Reitsma Managing Director Wes Hart with Mosman Council Director Environment and Planning Craig Covich at the pavilion site today.
“We are looking forward to opening the pavilion during the first quarter of 2024 and we appreciate the patience of the sports clubs and wider community as we work together to complete this important project.”
Reitsma Managing Director Wes Hart said remaining works include roofing, glazing, internal fit-out and landscaping.