Eagle Stadium floored by defect

Eagle Stadium. Photo by Damjan Janevski.

Wyndham council will shut down parts of Eagle Stadium for two weeks next month to fix a defective gym floor, a year after unveiling a $47 million upgrade.

Eagle Stadium members received an email last week informing them that the gym, group exercise and cycle rooms would be closed from July 3 to 16 to replace the gym floor and upgrade audio equipment.

Wyndham city life director Jenny McMahon said the floor of the gym and fitness area at Eagle Stadium had been damaged recently through regular gym use, prompting an investigation into the overall strength of the floor.

Ms McMahon said the investigation revealed that the floor had not been constructed to the strength specified by the council, meaning that the builder would incur the cost of replacing the entire gym floor.

“The original builder will now be required to bring the entire floor up to the required strength at their own expense,” she said.

“While these works are taking place, council is also taking the opportunity to upgrade the audio system in the group exercise rooms, as the current system was not meeting customer expectations.”

Ms McMahon said the audio upgrade, which will cost about $41,000, was being carried out at the same time as the floor work to minimise disruption for members.

Eagle Stadium members will have unlimited access to AquaPulse’s gym and aquatic facilities during the period when the work is taking place.

Wyndham council officially opened the upgraded Eagle Stadium, formerly the Werribee Sports and Fitness Centre, in June last year.

The redevelopment included the creation of 12 indoor multi-purpose courts, a 1500-seat show court with retractable seating, a state-of-the-art gym, four new netball courts and creche.