The primary contractor tender for the construction of the Eagle Farm track remediation project has been awarded to FKG Group, one of the largest privately owned civil contractors in Queensland.
FKG Group won the tender in a competitive process, and are expected to take possession of the site within seven days, with work to commence shortly thereafter.
The company has a 40-year history as a leading Head Contractor, delivering a wide variety of building and engineering projects in Queensland, New South Wales and the Northern Territory.
Racing Queensland continues to provide updates to the industry on the Eagle Farm track remediation process.
On Thursday, the Project Control Group met to discuss progress on the remediation process. Officers from RQ, BRC and independent soil inspected the selected turf and a contract has been awarded for the supply of the sand required for the job.
The construction contractor will remove sections of the existing top layer of the Eagle Farm track before blending the sand and loam and laying the new turf.
Agronomy and profile experts Sports Turf Consulting and Labosport are providing independent advice and coordinating the peer review process in coordination with Brisbane Race Club and Racing Queensland staff.
On Friday, the club will meet with trainers and other industry participants to update them and answer any questions.
Each stage in the process will be subject to rigorous testing to ensure the end result will provide an enduring solution for Eagle Farm.
The projected date for the resumption of racing at Eagle Farm remains April, 2018.