Council is beginning work on a new Master Plan to upgrade and renovate facilities at Leichhardt Oval.

The Master Plan will seek to preserve and protect the heritage of the ground, including the Wayne Pearce Hill and Keith Barnes Stand, while providing the modern seating and facilities the ground desperately needs.

The Master Plan will set the vision, identify opportunities and develop a design blueprint for future improvements at Leichhardt Oval over the next ten years.

Master Plan scope

The Master Plan will consider the following items:

  • Hosting a minimum of six Wests Tigers home games a year
  • A major new grandstand providing modern seating for professional sport
  • A Museum of Inner West Rugby League
  • Modern amenities including new change rooms, toilets, food outlets and screens
  • New function facilities
  • Improved parking
  • Opening the ground up to the public as a community centre during the week
  • Concurrent upgrade of the adjoining Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre providing improved gym, rehabilitation and aquatic facilities for users of Leichhardt Oval and the community

What happens next?

From 18 November - 18 December 2022 Council invited the community to get involved in the planning for Leichhardt Oval via an online survey and interactive mapping tool.

Three community drop-in sessions were held during the engagement period to allow community members to ask questions of the project team and share their ideas in person.

Council is now reviewing the feedback and will report back to the community with the Engagement Outcomes.

  • Engagement Outcomes Report

    We will review the feedback provided by the community and prepare an Engagement Outcomes Report

  • Draft Master Plan

    Council will develop a draft Master Plan based on the visions provided by the community

  • Public Exhibition

    The draft Master Plan will be put on public exhibition for you to review

Share your ideas on the interactive map

Help us understand your experience

Complete a short survey to help us understand how you currently use Leichhardt Oval and what we should prioritise in the Master Plan.