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.

Overview of Phase 1a – New Pitch

Overview of Phase 1b – Cricket World Cup Preparation and General Upgrade

Overview of Phase 2a – Western Upgrade

Overview of Phase 2b – Southern Upgrade

Overview of Phase 3 – Eastern Upgrade

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

Overview of Stage 1B

Overview of Elevations

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


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

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