Auditing & Performance

ASTC provides independent auditing of natural turf sports fields and hardcourt surfaces.

Natural Turf Auditing

Achieving improved accessibility, safety and quality sporting surfaces requires a clear understanding of the factors affecting the performance of the surface. Factors include venue usage, design, construction and maintenance. To quantitatively define and measure these factors and assess any limitations present, it is essential that an independent sports facility audit be undertaken.

Councils, schools, golf and bowls clubs, community and elite sports facilities who have engaged ASTC to conduct sports field auditing have in turn requested repeat testing, otherwise known as benchmarking.

Sports facility benchmarking enables the client to track how their facility is performing based on earlier data, seek additional turf maintenance advice, maintain their asset and show a duty of care to the end user. Testing for Councils also helps them prioritise which of their fields should receive an allocation of their annual budget to conduct routine, minor or major works to improve turf quality and/or field safety.

ASTC can also undertake an independent review of sports field usage data and provide information that will assist Councils, clubs, schools etc. to make sure they are not over using their asset(s).

Specialist sports field auditing and/or benchmarking services may include, but not limited to following the following tests using a range of performance testing tools:

A detailed report on observations made and recommendations to improve turf quality, maintain field safety and to help maximise resources is then provided to the Client.

During the auditing process ASTC can also collect analytical samples e.g. for soil nutritional testing and capture information to assist with providing an annual turf maintenance plan.

Hardcourt Auditing

ASTC undertakes hardcourt auditing for Council’s. This is typically undertaken every 5 years. Auditing allows Council’s to monitor their assets and help determine where future inputs need to be provided. Hardcourt surfaces include: 

Data is collected as part of a condition assessment, including detailed photographs, real time aerial imagery using a drone and GPS positioning. Data is collated and provided to the Client so asset management decisions can be made.

Irrigation Auditing

Please refer to the irrigation auditing page.

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Teralba Park Redevelopment

Teralba Park Client: Brisbane City Council Timeframe: September 2023 to current Contractor: To be engaged Location: 120 Pullen Road, Everton Park QLD 4053 ASTC collaborated with Brisbane City Council on…