2013 Master Plan progression


On the 18 July 2013, a PowerPoint presentation was given to the Inner South Canberra Council and Kingston and Barton Residents Association. For accessibility reasons this information has been presented in HTML format below.


Presentation Outline

  • Introduction and Overview – Alan Franklin
  • Master Plan Update and ‘Stage 1B’ – Ian Smith
  • Game Day Measures – Matthew Elkins
  • Transport Assessment and Modelling – Tim Rampton
  • Development Application and Next Steps – Chris Purdon
  • Questions & Comments

Introduction & Overview

  • Purpose of Briefing
  • Process started in 2009 – Master Plan
  • Current Work ( ‘Phase 1A’) – oval resurfacing
  • Next Phase of work (‘Phase 1B’)
  • Preservation of Heritage Values
  • Tree Strategy

Manuka Oval Redevelopment – ‘Aspirational Brief’

  • Improve the visitor experience;
  • Maximize use and flexibility;
  • Improve financial returns for all;
  • Strengthen links with the precinct;
  • Retain and enhance character and heritage; and
  • Optimize sustainability.

Phase 1a – New Pitch

Aerial view plan of Manuka Oval upgrade outlining pitch upgrade, integration works and bore for irrigation. Total cost of Phase 1a – New Pitch: $4.4M

Phase 1b – Cricket World Cup Preparation and General upgrade

Aerial view plan of Manuka Oval upgrade outlining north media platform, south media platform, 2 rows extra seats, reseating of bowl and eastern Infrastructure upgrades. Total cost of Phase 1b – Cricket Work cup preparation and general upgrade: $3.8M

Phase 2a – Western Upgrade (not yet funded)

Aerial view plan of Manuka Oval upgrade outlining new Hawke Stand, refurb of Bradman Stand, ticket booths, reconfiguration of practice nets, refurb of Caretakers Cottage, OB Compound, landscaping (onsite) off site works, northern modular roofs, southern modular roofs and new hotel. Total cost of Phase 2a Western Upgrade $35.2M, funding yet to be allocated.

Phase 2b – Southern Upgrade (not yet funded)

Aerial view plan of Manuka Oval upgrade outlining upgrade of Menzies Stand, video screen and entry structure, landscaping (on site), Offsite works and future developments. Total cost of Phase 2b Southern Upgrade: $21.5M funding yet to be allocated.

Phase 3 – Eastern Upgrade (not yet funded)

Aerial view plan of Manuka Oval upgrade outlining upgrade East stand, East ticket booth, landscaping (on site), off site works and maintenance compound. Total cost of Phase 3 – Eastern Upgrade: $24.0M funding yet to be allocated.

Stage 1B – Main Initiatives

  • Fitout to new dugouts
  • Seats to new rows, and reseating existing bowl
  • Additional modular roofs
  • New accessible toilets
  • Services and landscape upgrades to concourse
  • Pedestrian lighting and PA to concourse
  • Tree planting and replacement to reinforce canopy

Scope of Works

Aerial view plan of Manuka Oval upgrade outlining scope of works.

Phase 1b Site Sections

Side view plan of Manuka Oval from East/West axis and Manuka Pool Axis.

Temporary Traffic Measures

  • Car parking arrangements
    • lifted parking time restrictions around Oval
    • Increased parking enforcement
    • park & ride / satellite car parks
    • variable message signs
  • Free use of all bus services for ticketholders
  • Special bus services from Woden and City interchanges
  • Road closures on the west side of Manuka Circle and on Fitzroy Street

Temporary Traffic Measures

Aerial view map of car parking arrangements during redevelopment.

Transport Assessment

  • Transport model built to assess game day traffic and parking conditions
    • Weekend / Weekday
    • AFL / Cricket
    • 13,500 and 16,000 attendees
  • Objectives
    • Ensure access for attendees during capacity events
    • Prioritise safe & efficient movement of people
    • Minimise impact of traffic and car parking on the community
    • Develop traffic management measures targeted to game day conditions

Car Parking

500m 6 minutes 2000–2300
1km 12 minutes 5500–6000

Car Parking map

Aerial view map of parking availability within 500m and 1km of Manuka Oval

Modelling Results (16,000 attendees / Weeknight game)

  • All legal parking occupied within 1km
  • Additional delays (minor) at intersections prior to the game
  • Little impact after the game
  • Crowded footpaths and pedestrian crossings

All Traffic + Pedestrian impacts short lived – 30 minutes

Keys to Success

  • Promotion of carpooling and public transport
  • Consider expansion of event bus network to other Town Centres
  • Identify / promote ‘park and ride’ locations
  • Continue to strengthen temporary traffic measures
  • Improve pedestrian + cyclist facilities
  • Enforcement of illegal + unsafe parking

Aerial view of Manuka Oval

Aerial photo of Manuka Oval.