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Published 21 June 2022, updated 05 August 2022

This $13.6m project will create a sustainable, multi-purpose sports facility accommodating year-round sport, recreation and community activities. It will enhance Hands Oval's reputation as the premier Australian football facility in the region, providing better male and female player change rooms, club facilities and an enhanced spectator experience.

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Tender awarded for project
17/10/2022
Hands Oval

The redevelopment of Hands Oval has reached another milestone with the City this week endorsing local company Perkins Builders as the preferred tenderer.

The $13.6 million project will create a sustainable, multi-purpose sports facility accommodating year-round sport, recreation and community activities.

It will enhance Hands Oval's reputation as the premier Australian football facility in the region.

Providing better male and female player change rooms, club facilities and an enhanced spectator experience.

The growing interest in the game by women and girls means there is a need to ensure that facilities provide a welcoming environment to support ongoing female participation.

The engagement of a local builder and subcontractors will ensure that the local community will receive the financial benefits from this significant infrastructure project.

Last year the City successfully secured $4.4 million in funding from the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund.

Funding of $5 million has already committed to the project by the State Government as well as a contribution from the South West Football League.

The design phase will soon get underway, with demolition and construction to begin following the 2022 SWFL season.

The redevelopment of Hands Oval is due for completion by the end of 2023, in time for the 2024 season.

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Hands Oval