Griffith Regional Sports Precinct

Griffith Regional Sports Precinct

September 2021 - Progress

Site Works 

  • Completed the Internal sewer drainage to the Grandstand
  • Finalised leveling to the stadium
  • Continued bulk excavation to the hockey field and athletics track
  • Continued FRP slabs to main stadium and amenities

 



10 August 2021
Stadium redevelopment hits another milestone

 

The redevelopment of Griffith’s Westend Oval has commenced, marking a significant milestone for the $26.5M project with Hines Constructions undertaking the work over the next 12 months.

At the Ordinary Meeting of Council held last night, Council resolved to adopt the colour selections on buildings both interior and exterior so that materials can be ordered in preparation for construction.

Griffith Mayor, Councillor John Dal Broi said Council agreed to the proposed colours which were selected by the architects, Group GSA with just one change of colour to the internal doors which will now be a royal blue instead of a green colour.

“Group GSA presented us with a fairly neutral palette to ensure the buildings will not date in the future,” said Councillor Dal Broi.

“Feedback was sought from Councillors and stakeholders prior to the adoption of the colour scheme, and I am pleased with the outcome – we can now take another major step forward in the construction of this very important community sporting facility.”

Council approved the finishes for the interior of the Stadium Complex, including wall cladding and flooring, finishes for the entry foyer, administration areas, wet areas, as well as the building exterior and the grandstand exterior, with the only change to the recommendation being the colour of the doors which will be blue, not green.    

The new Sporting Precinct Project, which includes the recently opened 50m pool at Griffith Regional Aquatic Leisure Centre, is the result of the Australian Government investing $4.5M under the Building Better Regional Fund, $10M from the NSW Regional Sports Infrastructure Fund, and Council contributing up to $17M.

 

26 May 2021
Work commences at Westend Stadium

 

The redevelopment of Griffith’s Westend Oval has commenced, marking a significant milestone for the $26.5M project with Hines Constructions undertaking the work over the next 12 months.

In the coming weeks locals can expect an increase in the movement of heavy vehicles around the site, with residents urged to be cautious, and if possible please avoid the site.

Griffith Mayor, Councillor John Dal Broi said the commencement of these works marks an exciting time for the City.

“The community should be aware that heavy vehicles will start coming and going from the site and locals should take care when travelling around that area,” Councillor Dal Broi said.

“If at all possible, I encourage everyone to avoid the Westend Oval site while these works are being carried out. I’d like to thank our community in advance for their cooperation at this time.

“Council is pleased and excited that the project works on-ground have commenced. When it’s completed we will see a significant boost to sporting events in Griffith, attracting visitors from out of town who will spend their dollars locally on accommodation, food and entertainment.”

The new Sporting Precinct Project, which includes the recently opened 50m pool at Griffith Regional Aquatic Leisure Centre, is the result of the Australian Government investing $4.5M under the Building Better Regional Fund, $10M from the NSW Regional Sports Infrastructure Fund, and Council contributing up to $17M.

The development will see Westend grounds and stadium overhauled to become a state-of-the-art sporting arena.

The complex will feature a total of seven indoor basketball courts with seating for over 1,000 people, seven all weather netball courts, a new synthetic athletics track with new lighting, a new synthetic turf hockey pitch and a new grandstand.

The main stadium will be extended to include room for the additional basketball courts and new seating, meaning Griffith will be able to offer a location for major basketball and other events and expand on our local competitions. Meanwhile to the right of the stadium all weather netball courts will be constructed.

A synthetic athletics track will also allow local athletes to train and compete on a fast and high-performing track. The synthetic turf hockey pitch will be durable, environmentally friendly, and provides an all-weather surface with the potential to host regional hockey events.



25 March 2021

Westend Stadium Upgrade Moving Ahead

 

At the Ordinary Meeting of Council held this week, Council resolved to award the contract for the construction of the Westend Stadium redevelopment to Hines Constructions, marking a significant milestone for the project.

The first stage of the $31M Griffith Regional Sports Precinct was finalised earlier this year, with the official opening of the 50m pool at Griffith Regional Aquatic Leisure Centre. Council is now turning its attention to the construction of the $26.5M overhaul of Westend Stadium, with work expected to commence late April to early May 2021.

The project has a 12 month completion schedule from the date of commencement. 

The development will see Westend grounds and stadium overhauled to become a state of the art sporting arena, allowing for increased participation from local sporting groups, schools and organisations, as well as providing opportunities to host major local and regional sporting events and carnivals.

The complex will feature a total of seven indoor basketball courts with seating for over 1000 people, seven all weather netball courts, a new synthetic athletics track with new lighting, a new synthetic turf hockey pitch and a new grandstand.

The main stadium will be extended to include room for the additional basketball courts and seating, meaning Griffith will be able to offer a location for major basketball events and expand on our local competitions. Meanwhile to the right of the stadium all weather netball courts will be constructed. In addition, a synthetic athletics track will allow local athletes to train and compete on a fast and high-performing track.  The synthetic turf hockey pitch will be durable, environmentally friendly, and provides an all-weather surface with the potential to host other sports.

Griffith Mayor, Councillor John Dal Broi said last night’s decision to appoint Hines and increase the overall budget for the Stadium redevelopment is a positive outcome.
 


11 March 2021

Westend Stadium Upgrades
 

Griffith's Westend Stadium is set to undergo major capital works as part of the $30M Griffith Regional Sports Precinct.

A sod turning held last week follows the 2018 announcement of $10M funding from the State Government, $4.5M from the Federal Government and $10.3M from Griffith City Council.

The development will see Westend grounds and stadium overhauled to become a state of the art sporting arena, allowing for increased participation from local sporting groups, schools and organisations, as well as providing opportunities to host major local and regional sporting events and carnivals.


The complex will feature a total of seven indoor basketball courts with seating for over 1000 people, seven all weather netball courts, a new synthetic athletics track with new lighting, a new synthetic turf hockey pitch and a new grandstand.


Once work has commenced, it is anticipated to take approximately 12 months to be finalised (weather permitting).


3 March 2021
Ground Broken at Westend Stadium

 

Ground was officially broken at Westend Stadium on Wednesday, making the official commencement of the upgrades as part of the Griffith Regional Sports Precinct.

The Westend complex will include seven indoor basketball courts with seating for over 1000 people, seven all weather netball courts, a new synthetic athletics track with new lighting, a new synthetic turf hockey pitch and a new grandstand.

Ms Steph Cooke, MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier said the new courts will enable participation in a variety of sports including basketball, volleyball, badminton, netball and futsal, while the new kiosk and grandstand will make for an enjoyable experience for players and spectators, encouraging returning visitors.

“The new complex will be an asset to Griffith, attracting regional and state sport events to the city which will create jobs and lead to positive economic flow-on effects for the community, while increasing participation in sports and improving pathways for talent,” Ms Cooke said.

“The NSW Nationals are building a safer, stronger regional NSW and this network of spaces and places will enable participation in sport and active recreation at all levels”.

Sussan Ley, MP, Member for Farrer, Minister for the Environment said redeveloping facilities such as Westend Oval and the wider Sports Precinct is good for the whole community and sporting groups, helps us attract more visitors and a genuine boost for our local businesses.

“The Federal Government invested $4.5M into the Sports Precinct through the Building Better Regions Fund which is aimed at growing communities and driving economic development,” said Ms Ley.
“The completion of the Precinct will see a significant boost to sporting events in Griffith, attracting visitors from out of town who will spend their dollars locally on accommodation, food and entertainment – this is a win win for the Griffith community.”

Mayor John Dal Broi said it was full steam ahead for this important sporting infrastructure.

“Our vision is becoming a reality. These developments will allow Griffith to become a major sporting City, helping us develop a wide variety of sport programs and competitions that will benefit the entire region,” said Councillor Dal Broi.

“A lot of work has gone on behind the scenes and could not have been achieved without the support from our State and Federal Governments.”


October 2019

Work is underway on the $24.8M Sports Precinct for our region, with thanks to funding of $10M from the Regional Sports Infrastructure Fund (NSW Government), $4.5M from the Building Better Regions Fund (Commonwealth Government) and $10.3M from Griffith City Council.

A consultation session was held with Griffith Swim Club and Griffith Sports Council recently, where the plans for GRALC were discussed. Further community consultation will be taking place in the coming months with all members of the public encouraged to have their say on this important project.

The GRALC portion of the Sport Precinct will see the construction of a 50m outdoor swimming pool, new changerooms and toilets, accessibility ramp into the pool, and a new pump room to accommodate the needs of all the new pool at an estimated cost of approximately $6M.

Council will be calling for tenders for a Project Management Team to oversee the entire Regional Sports Precinct Project and hope to have appointed a Project Manager by October this year.

Following that process, tenders will be called for a Detailed Design & Construct of the GRALC component. It is anticipated that this will be finalised by early 2020, and construction on the GRALC 50m pool to commence in the first half of 2020.

To find out more about the GRALC Redevelopment, click here
 


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