Redevelopment of Concord Oval

Concord Oval Redevelopment Artist Impression
Concord Oval Redevelopment Artist Impression

Concord Oval Redevelopment Artist Impression

The City of Canada Bay is proposing to construct a new sporting and community precinct on the existing Concord Oval site.  This will be a significant new asset for the City of Canada Bay and in particular for the new and existing community of the Burwood–Concord precinct. It is expected that the facilities will be complete and in use by 2021. The project budget is approximately $35 Million. 

It is proposed that the new facility will be operated by Council and will deliver a range of integrated and co-located Community services including a new indoor recreation centre, open spaces for passive recreation, and rooms for community use. .Wests Tigers Rugby League Football Club, are a significant stakeholder in the project and will make a financial contribution through a grant from the NRL Centre of Excellence fund. 

Background to Project

Concord oval was redeveloped in 1985 as a match venue for the 1987 Rugby World Cup. The upgrade included the construction of the Eastern & Western grandstands incorporating training and spectator facilities.
While the playing surface is still well utilised by local sporting clubs, the associated spectator facilities are underutilised and somewhat redundant since the construction of large game venues like Stadium Australia (Homebush), Sydney Football Stadium (Moore Park) and the current redevelopment of Parramatta Stadium.
Condition Asset Audits commissioned by Council in 2011 confirm that the existing structures will continue to deteriorate without significant capital investment.
Clubs currently utilising the playing surface and associated facilities include Wests Tigers Rugby League Football Club, West Harbour Rugby Union football club and Inter Lions Soccer club.

The Greater Sydney Commission’s (GSC’s) Parramatta Road Corridor Urban Transformation Strategy - 2016 identifies, Burwood-Concord and Kings Bay precinct as population growth centres.  These precincts straddle Parramatta Road, the boundary between City of Canada Bay and Burwood Council and have been earmarked for 8,000 new homes to accommodate 16,600 new residents by 2050. Community and recreation facilities are already near capacity, and the increased population will place further pressure on these community assets. Council needs to ensure opportunities for community and recreation facilities and open space are optimised to support expected population growth within the region. 

Whats Next

Council is currently preparing concepts for the new facility. Community consultation will be undertaken in August seeking feedback on the proposed facility
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Page last updated on: 08/06/18
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