Multiuse Synthetic Facility Business Case

Surf Coast Shire received a report on a Multiuse Synthetic Facility Business Case in Torquay. The Tornadoes have been working with Council since 2014 on this development of a facility where we can play home games and practice in our local community.

The Council report noted that Surf Coast Multiuse Synthetic Facility would be best location and use of the vacant land parcel at Banyul Warri Fields. This is the next to the soccer fields and Yallock Circuit. Council will undertake a review of the Torquay Community and Civic Precinct Masterplan 2014 in early 2022. The Torquay Tornadoes will be active in the review of the Masterplan to lock in the site.

The Business Case is based on a project scope of works includes:

  • Competition level sand-dressed hybrid synthetic hockey surface
  • 250 lux sports lighting (minimum)
  • Safety fencing (above industry standard)
  • Drainage and irrigation
  • Players shelters and coaches boxes
  • Spectator seating and shelter
  • Footpaths (connection to existing pathways)
  • Car parking (formal to match precinct, including access from Yallock Circuit)
  • Landscaping (minor)

A 3D image has been developed by the Tornadoes for the Business Case that helps everyone see our future dream. This is the feature image for this story.

The facility will be multipurpose but it will be built to have the ability to host home matches and visiting Premier League games. Just imagine we will be able to see our best players in Torquay. The proposed location is wonderful as it is the heart of North Torquay sport precinct and our kids will be able to ride their bike or walk to training. It will save our local members 40 minutes drive each way for every training session and matches. It will also help the club grow and thrive.

The cost estimate for the core scope of works is $3.12m. This includes the above scope items, contingencies, design, cost escalation and Project Management. Additional optional items of concrete terracing, extended shelter, divider netting and a potential electrical upgrade are estimated at $350,000.

The Torquay Tornadoes will now need to work with Surf Coast Shire, State and Federal Governments to seek  funding. The link to the full Business Case is provided below:

final business case surf coast shire

The Surf Coast Times also featured a story on the front page on the 7 October 2021

A project 3 page summary of the need and benefits is provided below:

SC Multiuse Synthetic Facility