Where is Brighton Oval?

Brighton Oval is one of three sporting hubs within the City of Holdfast Bay, providing for a wide range of sport and recreational pursuits.

Brighton Oval is located on Brighton Road, between Stopford Road and Highet Avenue, Hove.  The complex is approximately 5 hectares in size and offers an important service for local sporting groups as well as being a significant area of open space for the broader community.

What is Brighton Oval used for?

Brighton Oval is a major metropolitan sporting facility and has strong links to the sports fields of Brighton Primary School (immediately opposite the complex) along with smaller sport facilities within the precinct.

Brighton Oval is the home ground to a number of sport and recreation groups including Brighton Rugby Club, Brighton Football Club, Brighton Cricket Club, Brighton Lacrosse Club, Brighton Croquet Club, Holdfast Bay Dog Owners Association and the South Australia Racing Pigeon Association.

 

How much will the redevelopment of Brighton Oval cost?

The total cost of the Brighton Oval redevelopment is $13.5 million.


Who is funding the Brighton Oval redevelopment?

The redevelopment of Brighton Oval is being undertaken in two stages.

Stage 1, which includes will include the development of the three new two-storey clubroom facilities, totals $8.4 million and is being funded by the City of Holdfast Bay ($6.4 million) and State Government ($2 million).

Stage 2 incorporates a range of broader community recreation and safety benefits, including improved community spaces, new playspace, shelters, seating and carparks, totals $5 million and is being funded by Federal Government. 


When will the redevelopment happen?

The construction of the three new clubroom buildings (Stage 1 of the project) is anticipated to start in April/May 2019, with the three buildings due for completion in April 2020.

Some Stage 2 works can occur concurrently to Stage 1 and it is anticipated the entire redevelopment of Brighton Oval will be completed in Autumn 2021.


Is Brighton Oval available for general community use?

Yes. When not in use by the sporting clubs, the playing fields are a popular location for general community recreation and leisure activities including picnicking, informal ball sports, as well as facilities catering for children’s play and other social activities.

Once the redevelopments are complete, Brighton Oval will have a range of informal recreation assets including playground, fitness equipment, 3 on 3 basketball court along with the existing skate park.

The three new buildings will be leased by the tenant sports clubs, are community facilities that will be available for the whole community to use and hire.  Hire arrangements will be detailed in the club leases. 


Will Brighton Oval be accessible during construction?

Yes. The construction program is being planned to minimize disruption to the sporting clubs as much as possible and retain public access to the site. There will be some restrictions to car parking during the construction phase. The playing fields will be accessible during the construction phase.


Will the clubs be able to continue to play during the construction?

Yes. The construction program is being planned to minimize disruption to the sporting clubs as much as possible and retain public access to the site. There will be some restrictions to car parking during the construction phase. The playing fields will be accessible during the construction phase.


Will there be an increase in car parking?

Yes, the redevelopment of Brighton Oval will result in an increase in car parking spaces on the site.

The construction program is being planned to minimize disruption to the sporting clubs and
community as much as possible. The program has been planned in consultation with the sporting clubs to work around the off-season of the codes and to enable the use of the existing facilities where possible. 


Has the community been consulted?

Extensive consultation with the community and stakeholders was undertaken prior to Council endorsement of the Brighton Oval master plan in November 2016. 

An overwhelming amount of feedback was received which confirmed the community's desire for Brighton Oval to remain as a major sporting facility and highlighted the additional need for unstructured recreation to be included at the site.



Will the facilities be DDA compliant?

Yes, the new buildings will be DDA compliant.


Where can I find out more information or updates on the project?

Regular updates will be provided on www.brightonoval.com.au


Matt Rechner

Manager, Active Communities

City of Holdfast Bay on (08) 8229 9999


Nichola Kapitza

Community Coordinator, Recreation and Sport

City of Holdfast Bay on (08) 8229 9999