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Wests Tigers $75 Million Upgrade

Wests Tigers $75 Million Upgrade

The Wests Tigers have announced a new $75 million revamp of Concord oval, transforming the usual suburban oval into a world-class sporting hub.

The new Redevelopment of Concord Oval (ROCO) project is part of an initiative with the New South Wales and Federal Governments, who have partnered with the Canada Bay Council and Wests Tigers to create a new recreational space for the growing inner west population.

Planning and Public Spaces Minister, Rob Stokes, said: “I’m proud to say that we committed $42 million worth of funding to make this happen.

“Quality public spaces are vital for our well-being, and this project reimagines space around the oval for the inner-west community to enjoy,” Stokes said.

“As well, it will create 1000 jobs during construction and provide a major boost to the construction industry as we rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Wests Tigers CEO, Justin Pascoe, added: “It will not only drive positive social value for our community but enables Wests Tigers to operate out of a facility that will be the envy of our competitors- creating a legacy piece for our clubs, players and staff as well as our Members and Stakeholders,” Pascoe said.

New South Wales Legislative Acting Minister for sport, Geoff Lee, said: “The Wests Tigers Centre of Excellence will feature high-performance training, education and administration facilities as well as dedicated multi-purpose community facilities to enable the club to expand its community programs.”

Canada Bay Council Mayor, Angelo Tsirekas, added: “This project will secure public access to the site and offer essential community facilities to residents and visitors including an outdoor basketball court, playground, café, community rooms for hire, all alongside exceptional public art paying homage to the site’s historical significance,” he said.

Drummoyne Member, John Sidoti, said: “The inner west is already the greatest place to live in Australia, and the project will provide social and recreational benefits that will make the area an even better place to work, live and play,” Mr Sidoti said

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