Redfern Park

Redfern Park

Major upgrade for Redfern Park

Redfern Park’s $32 million facelift opened up the area around the playing field to provide much-needed open space.

Sport and recreation

The aim of the oval refurbishment was to provide sporting, athletic and recreational opportunities for a broad range of community, school and sporting groups.

The South Sydney Rabbitohs were an integral part of the overall project. The upgrade guaranteed a professional level training ground for the team, together with facilities such as change rooms, a weights room, meeting room and storage.

It now allows a limited number of pre-season and exhibition matches, with perimeter fencing to protect the field.

The City manages the new facility for the whole community and provides a high level of maintenance to ensure quality control of the training field.

Grandstand and oval

Works included:

  • Creating more open space by removing the old grandstands, high concrete walls and fences
  • Constructing of the state-of-the-art sports field
  • Improving spectator facilities by installing the grass terraces and building the new grandstand
  • Providing new training facilities for the South Sydney District Rugby League Football Club and playing facilities for local teams
  • Building a new kiosk and room for club and community use.

The park

Works included:

  • Planting of new trees, shrubs and grass, including fig trees in the southern half of the park
  • Installing the new children’s playground and interactive water feature
  • Upgrading of all the paths and kerbs
  • Installing the new lights and park furniture
  • Restoring the park’s historic features such as the fountain and war memorial.

Contacts

Fred Tilden
Parks Contract Coordinator
02 9265 7570

Ersen Rendeci
Manager Commercial Property
02 9265 9442

Last updated: Wednesday, 11 June 2014