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

Want to find out more or share your ideas in person?

Join Council staff and your local community at a drop-in session to discuss ideas for the future of Leichhardt Oval:

  • Thursday 1 December 4.30 - 7.30pm at
    Loyalty Square, Balmain
  • Friday 2 December 11am - 2pm at
    Norton Street Plaza, Leichhardt
  • Saturday 3 December 10am - 2pm at
    King George Park, Rozelle

Have your say now

Share your ideas for key opportunities at Leichhardt Oval and help us understand the issues you currently face.

Complete a survey to help us understand your current experiences then add your big ideas to the interactive map to let us know your vision for the future of the Oval.

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.

Share your ideas on the interactive map

What happens next?

  • 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