Work At Westend Gets Underway

Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Work At Westend Gets Underway 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.

Council would like to formally acknowledge the great support received from both the Australian Government and the NSW Government.

July 2021

  • Grass Roots Is Back!
    Grass Roots Is Back!
    Thursday, 29 Jul 2021

    Grass Roots under 30’s open mic is back and Griffith Regional Theatre wants all young musos to get on stage and show off their talent on Sunday 8 August.

    Read more
  • Griffith's Spring Fest Back In 2021
    Griffith's Spring Fest Back In 2021
    Friday, 23 Jul 2021

    After a yearlong hiatus due to COVID-19, Griffith’s flagship festival, Griffith Spring Fest is set to return on 10 – 24 October 2021 and will showcase everything Griffith has to offer. This year will celebrate 30 years of the Griffith Garden Festival and 25 years of the Real Juice Company Citrus Sculptures.

    Read more
  • Vandalism Risking Lives
    Vandalism Risking Lives
    Thursday, 22 Jul 2021

    Griffith City Council is seeking information relating to a series of thefts which have the potential to put lives at risk. Over the last several weeks, a ‘STOP’ sign has been stolen from the intersection of Scenic Drive and Rifle Range Road, creating a dangerous situation for drivers.

    Read more
  • Merrigal Street Bridge Nearing Completion
    Merrigal Street Bridge Nearing Completion
    Saturday, 17 Jul 2021

    Funding made available through the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program has provided for the construction of a pedestrian and cyclist bridge over the canal on the southern side of Merrigal Street between Noorla Street and Kywong Street.

    Read more
  • Discover A Taste Of Italy In Griffith This August
    Discover A Taste Of Italy In Griffith This August
    Thursday, 15 Jul 2021

    Prepare to savour the tastes, sights and sounds of Italy over one delicious weekend; Friday 27 – Sunday 29 August 2021. From arancini to zeppole, ‘A Taste of Italy: Griffith’ has it all.

    Read more
  • Griffith Hosting The Daily Telegraph Bush Summit - Postponed Date To Be Confirmed
    Griffith Hosting The Daily Telegraph Bush Summit - Postponed Date To Be Confirmed
    Wednesday, 14 Jul 2021

    Griffith will shine on 27 August when Griffith City Council hosts the “2021 Daily Telegraph Bush Summit”, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison and NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian in attendance.

    Read more
  • Calling Potential Authors - Free Workshop At Griffith City Library
    Calling Potential Authors - Free Workshop At Griffith City Library
    Tuesday, 13 Jul 2021

    Griffith City Library is calling on budding authors to participate in an upcoming free Writing Workshop with Caroline Tuohey, on Saturday 24 July from 9.30am – 12.30pm.

    Read more
  • Imagine Griffith Art Competition Winners Announced
    Imagine Griffith Art Competition Winners Announced
    Tuesday, 06 Jul 2021

    Rockets, rainbows, cherry blossoms and even an underwater world featured in the winning artworks submitted to the Griffith City Council Imagine Griffith Kids Art Competition.

    Read more
  • Justine Schofield Cooks Up A Storm In Griffith With Everyday Gourmet
    Justine Schofield Cooks Up A Storm In Griffith With Everyday Gourmet
    Tuesday, 06 Jul 2021

    Celebrity chef Justine Schofield cooked up a storm for her television show Everyday Gourmet with Justine Schofield during a recent trip to Griffith, thanks to Visit Griffith partnering with three local industries Almond Board of Australia, Aus Prunes (APIA) and Stahmann Webster, to showcase the local area as an agricultural powerhouse.

    Read more
Griffith City Council Websites