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Carlisle Park Reserve • October 2015

Image of Carlisle Park for AFL and Cricket playability

In 2016 Polytan turned around an old field at the Carlisle Park Reserve in Cranbourne and was designed by the City of Casey to provide an additional AFL and cricket facility.

Polytan were subcontracted by R&S asphalt to install the LigaTurf Hybrid 50 synthetic surface for the AFL field to incorporate a state of the art hydraulically operated cricket wicket system which was the first of its kind in Victoria!



It was all eyes and ears when works began in August 2017, as locals wondered what was happening to their empty park. Little did they realise this once empty reserve would become a spectacular AFL/CA and FIFA Quality certified field suitable for AFL, Soccer and Cricket playability.


The City of Stonnington awarded Polytan as the chosen surface provider for the high quality LigaTurf RS + COOLplus World Cup Edition.

This environmentally friendly heavy metal free surface was created in Melbourne, Australia meaning the council could rely on a high quality and durable product that is willing to stand the test of time.


The COOLplus technology in this yarn reduces the surface temperature allowing for a surface that won’t get so hot in those summer months. This yarn is also protected to the highest level from any UV degradation.


The high-tech drainage cell ensures that athletes are able to play and perform well in all conditions. Without this superior drainage cell system, the surface would soak up rain making it sluggish and slow to play on.


The Shockpad Pro Play 23 sits above the drainage cell and below the yarn backing to keep the surface rigid. This added layer of protection allows athletes to play as hard as they like. This enables athletes to purely focus on the game at hand, knowing they will be protected by the durable surface and shock absorbing synthetic grass surface.


Drivers will have to take extra care and keep their eyes on the road for as long as they can when passing Gardiner Park, Stonnington on the Monash Freeway because this new facility is bound to catch your attention!



Less than 45 minutes from the Melbourne CBD, is a suburb called Wollert where Polytan alongside Melbcon created a brand new sports field at Edgars Creek Secondary College.

Installed with the popular LigaTurf RS+260 COOLplus with the impact protective Schmitz Pro Play layer, this sports field offers players the highest protection possible. This product has exclusive qualiback ‘hybrid emulsion’ secondary backing giving the surface seams superior strength!

With AFL/Cricket Australia Community certifications this LigaTurf surface has been tested and proven to be the perfect surface for those from the grassroots right through to the elite.

You can already imagine the local community, school children and crowds enjoying this fantastic new synthetic surface that can be played on in any weather.

Find out more on LigaTurf RS+260 COOLplus

Product Details:

Manufactured in Australia
60mm mono-filament sports yarn
Installation Area – 16, 200m2
Construction Time – 26 weeks
Performance Infill – Recycled SBR rubber stabilising infill
COOLplus technology – reduces surface temperature by reflecting radiation from the sun

Contact Polytan today for a quote on your next highest quality synthetic surface installation.

Angle Shot of Multipurpose Synthetic Field

Blackman Park Synthetic Multipurpose Field • October 2014

Angle Shot of Multipurpose Synthetic Field

Installed synthetic multipurpose field at Blackman Park, NSW

Due to the demands of sporting clubs and growing community, the Lane Cove Council assigned Polytan the project to create a multipurpose synthetic surface at Blackman Park in New South Wales.

Polytan created a multipurpose surface allowing for soccer, rugby, AFL, football and cricket playability. Polytan’s synthetic LigaTurf Hybrid 60 was installed over the Schmitz Proplay shock pad. This surface meets the strict criteria requirements for FIFA Quality, World Rugby Regulation 22, AFL and Cricket Australia.

Since Polytan completed the Blackman Park project, the facility has grown on to include car parking, picnic areas, amenities block, playgrounds, basketball courts, skate park, scout hall, children’s cycle track and tennis courts. This shows that improving one feature of an area in the local community can create so much appeal and attention that further demands are sought after for more surrounding upgrades. 

The showcase facility has helped unite the local community and given players a field capable for all kinds of sport playability in the one location. 

Download the full Blackman Park Case Study.

Blackman Park Synthetic Multipurpose Field inNSW