Redfern Oval Construction - Work Begins

June 2007

The $20 million facelift of Redfern Park and Oval is well underway. From June, the oval and park will be a hive of activity and the City of Sydney will keep you informed of the ongoing works. Building contractors Hansen Yuncken have now established themselves on-site and will soon begin preliminary earthworks for the new grandstand and oval.

Grandstand and Oval Works include:

  • Creating more open space by removing the old grandstands, high concrete walls and fences (complete)
  • Constructing a state-of-the-art sports field
  • Improving spectator facilities by installing grass terraces and building a new grandstand
  • Providing new training facilities for the South Sydney District Rugby League Football Club and playing facilities for local teams
  • Building a new kiosk and room for club and community use.

    The Park Works include:

  • Planting new trees, shrubs and grass, including fig trees in the Southern half of the park
  • Installing a new children's playground and interactive water feature
  • Upgrading all paths and kerbs
  • Installing new lights and park furniture
  • Restoring the park's historic features such as the fountain and War Memorial.

    During construction, access through the park will be limited. Alternative routes will be clearly marked.

    Proposed Work Schedule:

    Stage 1: June - October 2007

    Eastern half of the park adjacent to Elizabeth Street closed for upgrade Baby Heath Facility will remain open Children's playground removed and new equipment installed The playground will remain closed until mid 2008.

    Stage 2: November 2007 - mid 2008

    Western half of park adjacent to Chalmers Street closed for upgrade Historic fountain and War Memorial restored.

    Redfern Oval taking shape

    23rd November 2007

    The new Redfern Oval, the spiritual home of the South Sydney Rabbitohs, is rapidly taking shape as the $20 million redevelopment by the City of Sydney moves into top gear. The new Redfern Oval, which is part of a revamped Redfern Park, will be a world class training base for both the Rabbitohs NRL and National Youth Competition squads. The ground is expected to be finished by mid 2008 in the Rabbitohs' Centenary Season. The redevelopment of the Rabbitohs Building in Chalmers Street, across the road from Redfern Park, is also running smoothly. The development application has been approved by Council and construction work, by Trivest Group and Kann Finch architects, has commenced.

    South Sydney Interim Chief Executive Officer, Joe Kelly, said the Football Club is looking forward to returning to Redfern Park and the Rabbitohs Building in 2008. "We are very happy with the way these projects are coming together, everything is running on schedule," he said. "Our players will soon have training facilities as good as any in the country and our great Club will be housed in the fantastic new Rabbitohs Building that we will be proud to call home," Mr Kelly said. "It will be a great thing for the Club to be back at the new Redfern Park and in new premises in our 100th year."

    South Sydney Football Club is working closely with the City of Sydney on both projects.

    Redfern Oval Work Continues

    9th January 2008

    Redfern Oval is beginning to look like a football ground again as redevelopment work continues into the new year. The stand on the western side of the ground is clearly beginning to take shape as is the seating on the eastern side. The shape of the new ground can also now be made out as the $20 million redevelopment by the City of Sydney continues to run to schedule. The redevelopment of the Rabbitohs Building in Chalmers Street, across the road from Redfern Park, is also going according to plan. Both projects are expected to be finished in the middle of this year.

    Redfern Oval Update

    21st February 2008

    The re-development of Redfern Oval and Redfern Park is on schedule to be completed by the middle of this year. The boundaries of the ground itself can be made out when passing by the site and the western grandstand is well and truly taking shape, as can be seen in this photo with the Rabbitohs Building on Chalmers St behind it. The floodlights will be erected shortly as too will the palm trees that will surround the ground. The $20 million re-development of Redfern Park and Redfern Oval by the City of Sydney will provide the South Sydney Football Club with state of the art training facilities and open space for the community in general. The Rabbitohs building is also under development and it is on schedule to be re-opened in the latter half of 2008

    Redfern Oval Update

    10th April 2008

    The redevelopment of Redfern Oval is in full swing with the grandstand nearing completion. And light towers erected.

    Redfern Oval Update

    1st July 2008

    The redevelopment of Redfern Oval nearing completion. With laser ground leveling and goal posts being erected