After rigorous community engagement and design from award-winning architecture firm Design Worldwide Partnership, the City of Canada Bay has now begun work on the Redevelopment of Concord Oval which, when finished, will provide our residents some of Sydney’s finest world class sporting, recreation and community facilities at their doorstep.

Proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with the Australian Government, City of Canada Bay and Wests Tigers, the Redevelopment of Concord Oval will create living recreation spaces for the forecasted increased population throughout the Burwood-Concord and Kings Bay precincts.

The Redevelopment of Concord Oval will provide:

  • Open green spaces for recreation
  • Enhanced outdoor public areas and a new plaza
  • New indoor recreation centre including multipurpose sports courts, gymnasium and group fitness rooms
  • Public art throughout the precinct
  • Café for residents and visitors
  • Rooms for community programs, activities and functions
  • New match day facilities for local sporting clubs
  • A new head office and elite training facility for Wests Tigers.

  • Background

    Concord Oval was last redeveloped in 1985 as a match venue for the 1987 Rugby World Cup. While the playing surface is still well utilised by local sporting clubs, the spectator and associated facilities have been underused since the construction of larger game venues such as Stadium Australia in Homebush, Sydney Football Stadium in Moore Park and Parramatta Stadium.

    In addition to being the home ground for West Harbour Rugby Club and the Inter Lions Soccer Club, Concord Oval currently serves as the training ground and administration centre for the Wests Tigers.

    Community Consultation

    Widespread community consultation on the Preliminary Concept Plan was completed in November 2018. The community was asked to review the plans and provide feedback through an online survey, while community groups were invited to contribute to a co-design workshop. Relevant Government agencies were also given a briefing on the plans.

    The Preliminary Concept Plan gave the community an outline of the state-of-the-art facility and the proposed facilities and programs that we have planned for the redevelopment. We asked an array of questions about how they would use the new facilities, how they would get there, and any suggestions they have on additional facilities that we should consider.

    We incorporated this feedback into our final plans, which were endorsed by Council.

    The Development Application (DA) was lodged in May 2019 and approved by the Sydney Eastern City Planning Panel on 19 December 2019. Works started in April 2020 with completion anticipated for late 2021.

    Additional drawings can be found below.

    What does the development include?

    Render of Redeveloped Concord Oval
    Multi-use indoor and outdoor sport facilities
    Informal sports areas
    Shared use path
    Community spaces for hire
    West Tigers facilities
    Seating for sports spectators
    Match day facilities for local sporting clubs

    Designs and vision