Hart Field Enhancements
The concrete slab has been completed and the BBQ area is back on the agenda. With the extension of the concrete slab, the next project is installation of a fixed BBQ and a shade sale over the area.
Penrith City Council have planted a large amount of trees/scrubs at the eastern end of the strip on the hill between the road and the club. Any concerns with these trees obstructing the final landing approach is not warranted. It will take many years for these to grow high enough to cause any restrictions. These trees will actually help to stop people from accessing the club from the top of the hill and off the road. If you remember we had a stolen car and thieves use this area to access the club.
2022 Floods at Hart Field
The floods this year weren’t as high as last year, but was a double bunger as it flooded the receded and flooded again just after items from the container were removed to dry. It returned so quickly that it was under water again before some of the items were replaced in the container.
Our last remaining large picnic table has disappeared 🙁
A drone shot showing the shed roof emerging as the water recedesThe Gate from our only operating camera
2021 Floods at Hart Field
The floods this year have been more devastating than the 2019 floods and the field was possibly 5 metres under water. It was above the flagpoles and to the base of the security cameras. The only missing piece of equipment so far is the water tank. The security light in the covered area is water damaged and will need repairing/replacement. The Weather station was out of the water but the communications drivers were submerged and not functioning.
Sunday 21st March 2021
This was an item raised for consideration at the AGM and I think members are unanimous in their support for the club purchasing a defibrillator unit. Craig Chaffey has kindly taken this on and we are in the process of submitting a funding grant proposal to NSW Sport who can subsidise part of the cost of the unit to a value of $1250.00. Suitable units are approximately $2,500 to $3,500 and we are working with a supplier linked to the grants scheme to assist in the acquisition of this important item. Upon purchase and install, we will run a tutorial at the club to demonstrate the operation of the unit to members.
PEMAC Weather Station
The Weather Station has been removed until further notice due to flood damage
The club has recently purchased a 4g based weather station that will be installed on our security tower in the coming weeks. This also will act as a WIFI hub so the club has the option to install additional security features in the future. Access to real time weather station data will be via a simple hyperlink available on the clubs website. Daryll Lundie has kindly volunteered his time and efforts into getting this project up an running and continues to be our security and technologies go to guy. Thanks Daryll for your continued efforts. It is greatly appreciated.
To access the station use the following link:-