In developing the options, stakeholders were consulted and the site and the surrounding area was fully analysed.
The master planning consultants have developed three options for the future development of the Manuka Oval. The options are summarised below and additional information about each option, including illustrations, is available on this site.
This includes upgrading the Oval including rebuilding the Menzies and Hawke Stands and a slight increase in seating.
- Click here to read more about Option Mo1
- Click here for an image of Option Mo1
- Click here to view the traffic plan for Option Mo1
This is the same as Option Mo1 but provides for the progressive rebuilding and expansion of the facility.
- Click here to read more about Option Mo2
- Click here for an image of Option Mo2
- Click here to view the traffic plan for Option Mo2
This is part of a combined option that provides for a new rectangular stadium adjacent to the Canberra Stadium for rugby and soccer and relocates major cricket and AFL games from Manuka Oval to a refurbished Canberra Stadium. Manuka Oval would become a community oval.
- Click here to read more about Option Mo3
- Click here for an image of Option Mo3
- Click here to view the traffic plan for Option Mo3
- Click here for an image of Option Cs4
All options include environmentally sustainable design initiatives (such as, but not exclusive to, water and solar harvesting).
COMPARATIVE COSTS OF MASTER PLAN OPTIONS
The table below provides the indicative development costs for each option for both Canberra Stadium and Manuka Oval.
Only Option Cs4 + Mo3 should be read together as they are a combined option.
The other options for Canberra Stadium are independent of the options for Manuka Oval. A decision about which, if any option to adopt at Canberra Stadium could be made separately from a decision about which, if any, option to adopt for Manuka Oval.
2013 OUTLINE OF POWERPOINT PRESENTATION
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.
MANUKA OVAL REDEVELOPMENT – COMMUNITY BRIEFING 18 JULY 2013
- 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.
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
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 model built to assess game day traffic and parking conditions
- Weekend / Weekday
- AFL / Cricket
- 13,500 and 16,000 attendees
- 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
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