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A multi-sport masterpiece

Project: Saxton Field maintenance

Date: Ongoing

Client: Nelson City Council

Location: Stoke, Nelson


Saxton Field is the regional multi-sport hub for the Nelson Tasman region, hosting over 20 different sporting codes within 65 hectares of natural park-like surroundings. Owned jointly by Nelson City and Tasman District councils, Saxton Field provides sporting solutions for a regional population of over 150,000 people and experiences large user volumes all year round.

Beyond the built asset base of Saxton Stadium, artificial turf and hard playing surfaces, and numerous pavilions and carparks, Nelmac is responsible for the maintenance and ongoing management of all natural turf surfaces and horticulture throughout the park.


  • Nelmac undertake all aspects of turf management, maintenance and renovation, with a year round programme that includes fertilising, spraying, compaction relief and seeding.
  • Renovation and maintenance of the cricket wicket is an area of speciality. Nelmac staff were responsible for preparing Saxton Oval to host several games of the Cricket World Cup in 2015.
  • In addition to regular turf maintenance, Nelmac marks lines, maintains furniture and collects all onsite refuse.

Looking for a conservation partner for your next project? Contact Nelmac on 0800 635 622 to learn more.

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