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Panoramic Shot of Deakin University Waurn Ponds Multisport Complex

Deakin University, Waurn Ponds Multisport Facility • January 2016

Multi sport Facility at Deakin University, Waurn Ponds

Multisport Facility at Deakin University, Waurn Ponds

Polytan provided the construction services for an all-weather sporting facility fit for multiple sports at the Deakin University, Waurn Ponds Campus.

The LigaTurf RS+240 COOLplus synthetic grass surface meets FIFA certification and multi-sport usage.

ront on shot of soccer Field at Multisport Facility at Deakin University, Waurn Ponds

Installed synthetic soccer field at Deakin University, Waurn Ponds

The Spurtan BV sandwich system created an IAAF Class 2 running track perfect for athletes as well as students to perform research.

Athletics Track starting line at Deakin University, Waurn Ponds

Installed Spurtan BV athletics track at Deakin University Waurn Ponds, VIC

In addition, new multi-sport courts were also created with acrylic Laykold surfacing to accommodate for the University’s many sporting activities.

Side Shot of Netball Courts at Deakin University Multisport facility in Waurn Ponds

Installed acrylic Laykold surfacing for netball courts at Deakin University, Waurn Ponds

Polytan’s consistent communication with project teams and guaranteeing strict requirements for FIFA and IAAF certification led to Polytan’s ultimate success.

Panoramic shot of multisporting facility at Deakin University, Waurn Ponds

Installed athletics track and soccer field at Deakin University, Waurn Ponds

Working alongside Civilex and Deakin University, Polytan are glad to have created a superb multi-sport facility which now services athletes and students at the University.

Download the full Deakin University, Waurn Ponds Case Study. 

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

Transforming the Home of Football Federation Victoria


Photo provided by Darebin City Council and Football Federation Victoria


It’s been over two years since a sporting match has been played on any of the three, Darebin International Sports Centre (DISC) fields. With 30 years’ experience in revamping Australian synthetic sporting fields, Polytan was chosen by Darebin City Council, as the sports field resurfacing company to bring back to life these three tired, 12+ year old fields. Polytan have completely transformed the largest synthetic football field facility in Australia and the home of Football Federation of Victoria (FFV).

The first challenge of the project was the removal and disposal of synthetic turf, along with the black rubber granule and sand infill. Secondly, the original free draining base on all three fields did not meet the strict level of flatness tolerances required for FIFA Quality certification. Additionally, the East and West fields were severely out of shape and needed further base remediation works. These works involved processing over 5,000m2 of the existing base material before the Triaxial Geogrid could be placed across the subgrade to provide additional stability to the free draining base while also increasing the bearing capacity.

The Northern Field (pitch no.3) at DISC was resurfaced using Polytan’s elite system – LigaTurf RS+260 COOLplus topped with premium Bionic Infill. Whereas the East – West Fields (pitch 1 and 2) were surfaced with a highly durable LigaTurf HB250 COOLplus with SBR rubber infill.

As a sustainable company, Polytan act responsibly with our environment in mind. Over 90% of the original infill and synthetic grass material were removed from the site. These original materials were reused for several other uses such as the re-installation of grass at local schools, creches and even a driving range! The recycling of this material has rechannelled over 800 tonnes of material, preventing additional waste entering landfill and thereby giving back to the community and our environment.

The three spruced up fields at DISC add to Polytan’s growing list of premium facility references, following on from the upgrade of the State Athletic Centre at Lakeside Stadium and the State Hockey and Netball Centre. Now that the three football fields have completed their face-lift, they will once again engage and activate more sport participation within the surrounding community.

LigaTurf synthetic football surfaces are preferred by professionals and amateur players alike, for their durability and playability.  Polytan are proud to empower athletes from grassroots through to Olympians to reach their full potential and greatest performance.

For more information on Polytan’s sport field surfaces, please call our friendly team on 1800 663 812 or Contact Us

Polytan will be at the National Sports Convention from Tuesday 17th July – Wednesday 18th July

To book a Sports Surfaces Industry Factory Tour Click here 

Please note all photos have been kindly supplied by Darebin City Council and Football Federation Victoria.


SCG goes synthetic turf, who would have thought!
As part of the magnificent upgrade work at the Sydney Cricket Ground, STI were successful in supply and installation of the new synthetic surround work through Head Contractor, Evergreen Turf.
Having obtained sign off through AFL with their elite LigaTurf system, STI played their significant part in the teamwork needed to meet the expectations of long term respected Grounds Manager, Tom Parker. Evergreen Turf sports field manager, Mark Warwick said “STI guys were great and the product looks fantastic! They also were able to upgrade to the same performance infill as the recent AIS football project”


Sutherland Shire Council recently awarded STI a number of cricket wicket overlays based on the successful work done by STI at their Lakewood City Reserve.
Along with APT, STI have developed a specialised system which allows for the easy installation and removal of the wicket covers, to help minimise season overlap. This ensures no soil overlay and no cleaning of the wicket is required at end of the football season!
‘The system preserves the life of the cricket wickets whilst providing a good solution for football play’ said Hayden Garn, NSW Manager. ‘It is a great solution developed from our experience on the synthetic field at Trinity Grammar School incorporating a synthetic cricket wicket where fine tuning has provided a terrific result


Knox Grammar sets about improving our young cricketers!
Sydney’s Knox Grammar School is the latest client to benefit from a sprinkling of Polytan magic, with the restoration of their new cricket practice wickets.
Years of dry weather, heavy foot traffic and general neglect had left the school’s practice wickets looking more than a little forlorn – so we were tasked with a complete reconstruction of the existing us one the way back after he Ashes disaster.
New concrete slabs were poured, to create a stable base for the top level of synthetic grass and quality SuperGrasse Shield cricket wicket surfacing installed. In addition LigaTurf, complete with rubber cushioned infill, was installed for the bowler runups pad to match the look of the surrounding natural grass pitch.
New netting was installed to divide the area into five separate cricket wickets for the College budding batsman and bowlers.
Despite weather and other challenges we are happy to report that the project was nevertheless delivered within the tight deadline!

MOORE PARK GOLF – Centennial Park Lands, Sydney, NSW • 27 June 2017

Moore Park Golf – Centennial Park Lands, Sydney, NSW
Centennial Parklands recently engaged Polytan to upgrade Australia´s busiest golf driving range at Moore Park in Sydney. The natural amphitheatre location lends itself to be quite an outstanding range and all agreed that an upgrade was long overdue.
After many hours of trials and design alterations to optimise drainage and remedial works, and most importantly achieving the ´look´; work was scheduled to be done over a four week window that required round-the-clock activity to meet the seemingly impossible outcome and minimise disruption to the multitude of users.
The completed works were delivered on time, on budget and most importantly to the satisfaction of the Centennial Parklands Trust´s management team and Moore Park Golf operators!
Polytan are delighted to yet again work with the Trust project team following on from nearby high profile projects at E.S. Marks Athletic Centre and Moore Park Synthetic Field.
Thank you for the chance to demonstrate our true ´multi-sport´ capability and Polytan look forward to showcasing the Centre later this year!



The world’s best men and woman players are again fighting out the prestigious Miami US Open on LAYKOLD Cushion-Plus in Key Biscayne, Florida. Since the tournament’s inception in 1984 it has been played on the ITF Classified LAYKOLD surface and has always attracted a large portion of the top seeds in any one-year.

From the start the LAYKOLD surface has been highly regarded by legendary players “When we got the stadium built, and players like Steffi Graf, Pete Sampras, Gabriela Sabatini, Jim Courier and Andre Agassi started saying it was one of the best center courts in the world, it changed the player’s minds, and the minds of the tours.” Buchholz said, a previous director of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).

The vibrant royal purple and green colour scheme of the Laykold surface has become synonymous with the US Open.

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