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In the community of Santa Teresa was a red dirt oval made up entirely of clay. That is until Arid Edge took up the challenge of grassing the ground and bringing to life the ‘MCG of the Desert’. In partnership with Atyengenhe Atherre Aboriginal Corporation (AAAC) and Melbourne Football Club, Arid Edge transformed the once rocky football oval into a lush, green paddock. 

Project details 

Working in partnership with Melbourne Football Club and Santa Teresa Aboriginal corporation (AAAC), Arid Edge designed and constructed the irrigation system for resurfacing of the Santa Teresa football Oval.

Located 80km south of Alice Springs on the edge of the Simpson desert, this is a major project in a remote arid climate. Arid Edge developed designs in collaboration with project sponsors Hunter Irrigation and Think Water NT and uses the latest water efficiency techniques to deliver a local sports field quality finish with only 60% of the water use of comparable pitches in Alice Springs.

Client: Atyengenhe Atherre Aboriginal Corporation 

Location: Santa Teresa, Central Australia

Project Partners: Melbourne Football Club