Goodwood Oval grandstand upgrades


Goodwood Oval is a key regional sporting hub in the City of Unley and a valued community open-space for the broader community.
Since the development of the Goodwood Oval Improvement Plan in 2014, the Council has been investigating options to provide more family-friendly facilities to encourage greater female and junior participation in local cricket and football, as well as to benefit the broader community.

The planning approval process

As part of the planning assessment, public consultation was undertaken in late 2018.

The submissions and proposed development will be assessed and presented to the independent Council Assessment Panel for consideration. 

Project background 2017

In 2017 the State Government provided the City of Unley with funding of $2.5 million to support the Grandstand redevelopment, in addition to contributions from the SANFL and Cricket Australia, as well as both the local Football and Cricket Clubs and the Council.

Project background April 2018

In early 2018, the Council undertook extensive community consultation regarding a proposed concept design for the Grandstand redevelopment. The Council considered the feedback in April 2018 and provided support to proceed to detailed design and tender for construction. As part of the Council’s decision, a range of amendments were identified for further resolution through the design process. 

In response to the community feedback, the Grandstand has been revised to include:

  • flexible change rooms with amenities and medical facilities to accommodate 2-4 teams, in accordance with AFL / Cricket Australia local standards. The new facilities will support greater use for male, female and junior participation, as well as better accommodate male and female officials;

  • new clubrooms, with improved kitchen, storage and amenities to better support local club activities, and provide for greater all weather spectator viewing. The clubrooms will be for club-related activities only, and used in accordance with the club’s lease with the Council;

  • new meeting room, overlooking the oval, to be available for use by the sports clubs and other community groups;

  • revised building materials and colour section to better reflect the local character of the Millswood neighbourhood, with increased landscaping to improve park access and local amenity;

  • reduced building height and revised building footprint to protect the existing Cork trees, with greater setback from Curzon Avenue, and the oval boundary line;

  • new male, female and disabled public toilets located on the southern side of the building, adjacent to the existing playground; and

  • small addition to existing maintenance building on east side of oval to assist with storage of larger sporting equipment.


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