Coun­cil clar­i­fies field con­cern

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

IN­TRUST: With ques­tions be­ing asked over why the grass at Archer Park was cut low last week­end, the North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil parks and gar­dens of­fi­cer Robert Bourke ex­plained it was nec­es­sary for the big game this week­end.

“The sports com­mu­nity have been min­i­mally im­pacted given the main­te­nance sched­ule that has been im­ple­mented, how­ever the Queens­land Rugby League placed re­quire­ments on coun­cil in or­der for the In­trust Cup game to pro­ceed,” Bourke said.

Bourke said sev­eral steps would be un­der­taken be­fore the game kicks off on Sun­day.

“The ir­ri­ga­tion was re­duced and due to the high us­age of the fa­cil­ity I re­quested that the oval be given a rest,” he said.

“On Tues­day the oval was cut at a higher height giv­ing that striped look, and as you can see, the oval is on track.

“The oval is sched­uled to be line marked (to­day) and team mark­ings painted on Satur­day, it will also be cut again be­fore Sun­day.”

The main­te­nance pro­gram was for­mu­lated in March for the In­trust Su­per Cup, Bourke said.

LUSH: The footy fields are ready for this week­end.

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