Kooyong Tennis Club and the Rod Laver Arena, two household names in Australia, recently underwent some restructuring – with Indeco products taking center stage once again.
Both jobs were carried out by City Circle Demolition & Excavation, one of Australia’s largest demolitio
n firms, and an Indeco Australia customer since 2016, which has a number of Indeco products in its fleet, such as shears, multiprocessors, multigrabs, pulverizers and hammers from the HP 150 to the HP 7000.
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club is internationally renowned as the spiritual home of Australian tennis, havin
g hosted the very first Australian championships all the way back in 1927. And this was where the Australian Open was held from 1972 onwards, until the inauguration of Melbourne Park in 1988.
The refurbishment aimed to improve the facilities for members, such as extending the club house and building a new multi-story car park. The job
carried out by City Circle lasted around two months, and involved various hammers and an IRP 29 X for the demolition side, while an IMG 2300 and an IMG 2800 were employed for material handling and sorting.
Rod Laver Arena
Inaugurated in 1988, Melbourne Park is regarded as one of the temples of world sport. Originally kno
wn as Flinders Park, in 2000 the center court of Melbourne Park was renamed the Rod Laver Arena, to honor the outstanding career of one of tennis’s greatest champions, Rod Laver.
The modernization of the Rod Laver Arena is one stage in the Melbourne Park redevelopment project,
for which the federal government has set aside 972 million Australian dollars. The redevelopment will breathe new life into
Rod Laver Arena, delivering improved amenities for visitors, players and artists alike. The demolition and renovation works on five different floors will take a total of 5 years so as to enable various sports events, the Australian Open, concerts and othe
r entertainment events to take place throughout.
For such an ambitious project, City Circle required reliable, productive equipment such as Indeco hammers of various sizes, ISS shears, IMG MultiGrabs and the IMP 45 for demolishing some concrete suspension bridges.