Latest News

Back to Latest News back


Brighton Oval redevelopment gains approval

Brighton Oval redevelopment gains approval
April 10, 2019

The first stage of South Australia's $13.7 million Brighton Oval redevelopment was approved yesterday by City of Holdfast Bay. 

The redevelopment is funded by the Federal Government ($5 million), State Government ($2 million), and the City of Holdfast Bay ($6.7 million).

The City’s Elected Members formally accepted the financial arrangements for the first stage of the redevelopment, and gave authority to the Mayor and Chief Executive to sign the agreement with the developer.

City of Holdfast Bay Mayor Amanda Wilson said the decision was an exciting step forward for the project.

“The $13.7 million redevelopment will create a range of health, social and economic benefits for local sporting clubs and the local community,” Mayor Wilson said.

“The first phase of the redevelopment will incorporate the construction of three brand new purpose-built buildings for cricket, football, rugby and lacrosse.

“These new, larger facilities will help attract more people to take part in sport and recreation, with a particular focus on encouraging greater participation among women and young people.

“The redevelopment will double the number of available changing rooms, meaning that we can significantly increase the number of teams using them and get more people out playing sport.

“For the first time, the buildings will also include new unisex changing rooms that are female friendly.

“The new buildings will be leased by the tenant sports clubs and will be community facilities available for the whole community to use and hire.

“The redevelopment of Brighton Oval is a joint initiative that is progressing through the hard work and commitment of the City of Holdfast Bay elected members and administration, all levels of government and the sporting clubs.”

 “I am proud to support our clubs and community groups to grow while creating places for local families to be outdoors and active and that’s what we are delivering at the Brighton Oval,” said Nicolle Flint MP, Federal Member for Boothby.

Building work is anticipated to start in May, with the construction of the three new buildings due for completion in April 2020.

The redevelopment will also include improved community spaces, a new playspace, shelters, seating and carparks with the project expected to be completed by Autumn 2021.

Brighton Oval is a major multi-use sport and recreation facility that is home to rugby, football, cricket, lacrosse, croquet, a pigeon club and a dog club. There are a number of community groups and other users that utilise the site in addition to the general public.

Image top: Artist impression of redevelopment

Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.


supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all


A leading designer and manufacturer of innovative waterslides and attractions, Australian Waterslides and Leisure (AWL) is also able to advise clients in the areas of concept and design, feasibility…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Waterparks


Anti Wave International

Anti Wave International is the original suppliers of top performance swim, aquatic sports, leisure and pool programming equipment. Founded in 1971, Anti Wave International is proud of its…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Sport



Centaman has been a market leader in Enterprise Software Solutions for the leisure and recreation industry and both profit and not-for-profit attractions since 1991. It offers a wide range of software…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Technology / Ticketing



About Priava's Technology -  Priava is a cloud-based and centralised venue and event management system aimed at venues of all sizes. With its familiar and easy-to-use web interface, the…

read more

Attractions / Billing / Entertainment / Events / Technology


Pico Play

Pico is a global leader in Total Brand Activation. We specialise in engaging people, creating experiences and activating brands. Leveraging a track record in experience design that spans half a…

read more

Attractions / Consultants / Design / Recreation / Venues


The Retention People Australia

TRP help health clubs, leisure centres and gyms across the globe create happy, loyal members through our user-friendly software which enables effective engagement and the delivery exceptional customer…

read more

Fitness / Marketing / Recreation / Technology / Wellness


WATERPLAY Solutions Corp

Whether your goal is increasing your centre's revenues or creating an engaging environment, why not add play to your project? If you're looking for stylish aquatic play features, kid-tested…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Waterparks



Mattioli provides award winning painting, flooring and waterproofing services to the aquatics and recreation sector. We’re recognised as the leading contractor in the industry with award-winning…

read more

Aquatics / Recreation / Safety


get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business