|Dear Racers, Fans & Supporters,|
Some of you may be aware of the NSW Government funding that was announced in the Budget Papers for 2019-2020, which included an $11 million to upgrade Sydney Dragway.
The centrepiece of the funding is the track reconstruction. After completing an EOI on the track construction, tender documents have been released and it is expected that a successful contractor will be determined by the 30th of May. We will announce the successful contractor when we are able and update racers on the race track works start date in early June.
Further to the track reconstruction that will deliver a new 500m concrete race track and a new asphalt braking area, the project steering committee who are managing the upgrades have put together a draft scope of works for consideration for the remainder of the Government funding.
Board director Tony Beuk, racers and members of Sydney Dragway Frank Tarabay and Anthony Panetta, who have offered their construction experience and expertise, as well as the Board Chairman Joseph Rodriquez and our other Directors on the Sydney Dragway Board have created this outline over various meetings.
The aim of the upgrades for the venue is not only to provide better competitor amenities, but one that is family focused to encourage and welcome future generations to our sport. We wish to provide a safe place for competitors and the families that enjoy drag racing. Every aspect of the upgrades considers the longevity of the Venue as well as our future – one that will be left to our children.
As you will see there is considerable work to be done in this first phase with the redevelopment of the food outlets and marquee area to be addressed in stage two, among other projects that will drive alternate income. The scope of what is completed will be limited to the available funding at this time.
Draft scope of works:
Competitor Entry –Removal of existing ticket boxesRe location of ticket box positions looking from the entry, both new ticket boxes to be moved to the rightSupply and install of new ticket boxes size TBC with Awning to frontWiden the entry road approximately 1500mm x 30m AsphaltSupply and install 2 bollards in front of the awningsAdjust road line marking for entry and exit to accommodate new traffic plan\CCTV Security cameras. Review options for registration plate recognitionSignage showing entry and exit to be clearly displayed, sign writing to clearly display directions and rules.New Diplomat style fencing to perimeter on Drag way side onlyNew Automatic sliding gate New LED lighting and upgrade of existing lighting around Entry and Exit
New Exit for Pit Area (emergency and peak entry usage only)Design and construct new exit road and exit gates behind driver training building gates to be manually operatedConstruction to be out of asphalt and must be designed for B Double semitrailersLine marking to new roadSignage Exit onlyRoad Spike Access hump for one-way entryCCTV Security cameras. Review options for registration plate recognition
New Female and Male Amenities block COMPETITOR ENTRY TOILET 1 – 20m x 5m
Proposed design 20m x 5m with skillion roof, masonry walls, tiled internal walls and floorsFirst aid roomMale toilets and showerFemale toilets and showerDisabled toilet and change room code compliantSolid constructionAwning to front of amenities to span the whole widthRelocate hydrantCCTV Security cameras to external area of amenitiesNatural Gas to be run to amenitiesREFER TO IMAGE 1 BELOW
New Female and Male Amenities block PIT TOILET 1 – 15.68m x 6.8m
Remove existing toilets and disposeNew concrete slabNew services to be in groundworksProposed design 15,680mm x 6,800mm with skillion roof, masonry walls, tiled internal walls and floorsMale toilets and showerFemale toilets and showerDisabled toilet and change room code compliantAwning to front of amenities to span the whole widthRelocate Jersey kerbs to burnout padNew 1500 mm high formed concrete wall to the front of toilet block – road barrierCCTV Security cameras to external area of amenitiesNatural Gas to be run to amenitiesInstall bollards to walkway leading to main stairs to prevent the entry of Golf buggies and kartsInstall sandstone blocks 1000mm x 500mm x 500mm to edge of grass and concrete leading up to stair way ( this will be used as a barrier and a seating area )Supply and install 600mm high retaining wall to the rear of the amenities block
New colorbond covered awning approximately 34m2 Strictly for staff useSupply and install a fixed GAS barbecueSupply and install aluminium seating x 3Supply and install LED lighting to awningSupply and install CCTV security cameras internally and externallyNew strip heating inside shedFace lift new joinery, seats, lightingConcrete in front of time slip office approximately 20 m2( grass Area ) CCTV Security Camera–Supply and install new CCTV to entire complex external and internal all Buildings Except Amenities internallyNumber plate recognition to all exits and entries throughout complexSignage regarding CCTV to be in compliance with regulationsSwipe in and out fob system for all employees to enter and exit buildings
New strobe light on fire pump shedLighting where needed on walkways upgrade if existing or install newReview LED lighting upgrade to all buildingsAll lighting to be on a timer even the track lightsReview LED track lighting upgrade Plumbing –New gas lines to all amenities ( part of the new design to the Amenities will be to run instantaneous gas heaters this will help us save costs over all )New gas line provisional to cafesCertification of complianceFamily friendly bubblers throughout complexSupply and install Combination Emergency Showers – 1 at Scrutineering shed, 1 at Machinery shed, 1 at start line.
Supply and install public and corporate only wi-fi through out the complex
Upgrade up to code all existing power boxesTest all buildings to make sure complianceSchedule a test and tag on all equipment Painting –Painting to all buildings external and internal after inspection carried out to determine the state of them
Landscape to entry and exits to make the complex look invitingLandscape in front of corporate boxes low maintenance Fencing and BollardsUpgrade to fencing as outlined throughout the complexBollards to areas to stop buggy entry and restrict accessBollards to increase safety of pedestriansDesign fencing in front of corporate box permanently fixed Solar –Solar panels to control tower and review other suitable locationsDesign for new solar to scrutineering shed Signage and displays –New signage to whole complex code compliant exit signs, first aid, toilets, disabled brail signsNew line marking to whole complexVideo Screen in staging area
Turnstile scanner entry for spectators –
Design and construct new turn style for spectatorsScan and enter system to be implementedSpeakersDisplay boards Old Ferrers Road-Installation of boom gate at bottom of hill near toilet block Entry gate way over turnstileDesign and construct new entry signage over turnstile
New Play area, food sitting , sitting area and Amenities Block west mounds near proposed ticket box.
Design and construct Play area, food sitting area , amenities block, merchandise store, stand alone first aid store and shade sail design.CCTV Security cameraLED LightingsSpeakers and display boardUSB Charging stations Corporate box upgrade-Commercial kitchen for caterers Option to clad external face of Corporate BoxesRefurbish all internalReconfigure existing levels and layoutNew floors coveringsNew ceilings GridInsulation to ceiling and walls where possibleNew lightsNew speaker systemCommercial sliding doors to entriesWhirly birdsAircon Cassette styleConcertina doorsNew joinery and bar fridgesSeating in front corporate boxes with in new landscaped areaLandscape low maintenance
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Painting to all internal and externalNew lighting through out LED.New floor coveringsNew joinery where needed for better viewingFire exit upgradeSecurity entry upgradeIntercom at front doorUpgrade aircon units to suit layoutCCTV recording and viewing room locked and secure with fob access. Data/Comms room fire ratedReplace all cracked windowsClock on and off station for staffWestern and Eastern Mound Terraces (adjacent the Control tower)
Concrete seating area Eastern mound –New disabled car park to accommodate for mini bus and 3 x disabled car spotsConcrete around existing amenitiesInstall new asphalt road leading to Staff Car park form the disabled car parking area approximately 1000m2 300 L/M x 3 MCut back existing swale 2 m to create car parking spaces for staff size to be confirmed but work off 200 m2 eastern sideInstall new safety barriers Timber Logs Style Telegraph pole style to new car park area for staff eastern sideInstall new power stations for proposed camper parking area south east of the moundSupply and install approximately 300 L/M of flat top heavy duty fencing 1200mm high with entry every 20m. All fencing to have telegraph pole in front of fencing by 1.5m to stop any vehicles from driving downConcrete topping to terrace seating east and west 75mmNew shade structure on eastern mound to incorporate the going down of the sun as discussed on siteGrassed area (east of cafe) adjacent staging lanes
Sail shade areaInstall water bottle refiller and bubberFixed table (3) and integrated seating
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Workshop Machinery Shed-
Supply and install new weather station half trackSupply and construct new machinery shed 20m x 15 m or same size as existing shedSheds to have CCTV inside and outAlarms back to baseAll floor area to be line marked with machinery locationFire hydrant or equivalent to areaSupply and connect new first aid roomDemolish and dispose of existing toilet blockDemolish non habitable living spacesSupply and install new awning and shade area Old Entry ticket area
Supply and install colorbond fencing to create compound approximately 160 L/MCCTVRepairs to all fencing Track walls-Painting to the 1000ft solid colour (Blue?) , then 1000ft to finish ( Bright Striped Black and White thick strips), then finish to braking area white colourPaint to all barriers in epoxy finishTrack Timing BoardWind sockTrack Weather Station
Replace weather stationTrack Side CamerasReplace with 4K production cameras
We look forward to seeing you at Sydney Dragway soon, and look forward to bringing you a new phase of excitement for this world class venue.
From the Project Steering Committee and the Board of Sydney Dragway.