Grandstand redevelopment plans for Merewether’s Townson Oval
MEREWETHER’S most prominent sports ground is inline to receive a much needed upgrade after Newcastle City Council unveiled plans to renovate and extend the existing grandstand at Townson Oval.
The $2m redevelopment will be jointly-funded with council who are expected to outlay $1.5m for the grandstand’s base build and Merewether Carlton Rugby Club set to provide $500,000 which will fund the interior fit-out of the new glass pavilion.
The redevelopment includes a new gym, change rooms, refurbished public amenities, installation of a lift and top-floor glass pavilion which can be opened to feel the sea breeze.
The upgrade is set to provide a vast improvement to the playing and viewing experience at the ground, also known as Mitchell Park which will also benefit Townson Oval’s other tenants, South Newcastle Rugby League Club and Merewether District Cricket Club.
Council has listed the project in a draft budget which they are considering placing on public exhibition on Tuesday night, before final adoption in June.