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MCG Perimeter Drainage

The Melbourne sports precinct, dominated by the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) has the distinction of being one of the largest sporting districts with such close proximity to a CBD. Due to the upgrade in preparation for the Commonwealth games, the MCG now seats almost 100,000 spectators.

In preparation for the laying of the track base, the crown was completely removed and prior to the reinstatement of the centre wicket slab and portable pitches, a new irrigation and drainage system was installed.

600 metres of perimeter drain, supplied by Australian manufacturer ACO Polycrete was installed along the boundary fence and beneath the advertising awnings. KlassikDrain K100, complete with durable, UV stable polypropylene grates and robust ductile iron grates for areas of vehicular access was selected principally for its ease of installation and maintenance.

Other ACO products used:

  • Sports system 3000 trench drain
  • PowerDrain S100K and CD200 cable ducting
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