Work At Westend Gets Underway
Wednesday, 26 May 2021The 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.
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