BY the time Leongatha hosts Moe in Round 3 of the Gippsland League, the Leongatha Recreation Reserve will look incredible.
The South Gippsland Shire Council is spending $950,000 upgrading the road and draining systems around the reserve’s main oval.
Asphalting is expected to go ahead this week.
Prior to the works, the area outside the playing field was a mess with potholed bitumen and gravel.
The new look perimeter will now have defined kerb and channelling and a smooth surface rec reserve users and visitors that will last for decades.
Engineering and projects manager at the South Gippsland Shire Council John Moylan said 80 per cent of the project will be complete this week.
“We plan to have the area at the entrance to the Woorayl Golf Club completed in three or four weeks.”
Work on improvements to the Leongatha and District Netball Association car parking area, also at the reserve, could be considered by the council as an add on pending left over funds.
Meanwhile, similar large scale works will go ahead at the Korumburra Showgrounds, with $650,000 allocated to the project.
Preliminary works have already commenced and will continue in the coming weeks.
“The contractors will do what they can before winter but we’d be looking at spring for when the pavement works can go ahead,” Mr Moylan said.
The works will include the roadway along the top of the showgrounds reserve, right around past the scoreboard to the change rooms.