The first major concrete slab has been poured at the $10.74 million Granville Park Stadium, which will eventually see the return of the Western Sydney Two Blues Rugby Union Club to their home ground.
Mayor of Cumberland City, Steve Christou joined Council staff and the contractor on Thursday where 20 trucks poured around 160 cubic metres of concrete. It’s the first of three major concrete pours set to happen over the following months.
The upgrade will include new grandstand seating, lighting and irrigation, kiosk and reconstruction of the rugby field.
Mayor Christou said this is an exciting step in what will be the heart of community sports in the area.
“The field hasn’t had a facelift in over 40 years and is in a debilitated state. Rectifying this matter was one of my first priorities when elected to Council,” he said.
“I’m excited that it will now become a place for our community and sports enthusiasts to bring sports to life, and give our Western Sydney Two Blues Rugby Union Club a new revitalised field to play on.
“Our sports clubs have pride in their local area and it’s great that they’re finally getting the facilities to match.”
The project will deliver:
- Grandstand for 750 spectators including a structural timber frame
- Change rooms, multipurpose room, office, amenities, community function room, canteen, kitchen and a covered viewing deck
- 127 car spaces including lighting
- Underground stormwater infiltration system
- Incoming services including substation, gas, water, sewer and communications
- Field reconstruction, new lighting, irrigation and new turf. Construction of the Stadium is expected to be complete by May 2021.
The project is jointly funded by the Greater Sports Facility Fund and Cumberland City Council.
For more information and updates, visit https://www.cumberland.nsw.gov.au/granville-park-stadium-upgrade