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Politicians blind to population growth concerns

Sustainable Australia party founder William Bourke.

The recent Federal election saw the Sustainable Australia Party (ignored by the mainstream) field candidates and shortly before polling day at a local level the ACT Government announced 4550 residential dwelling sites would be released in 2016-17.
What these two events have in common is increasing community concern about population growth and continuing political failure to [...]

Time for a rethink on Manuka Oval plan

Manuka Oval

The Manuka Green proposed development continues with more ducking and weaving than a prize fighter.
What began as 1000 apartments has been cut to 650, nine storey units down to seven, basement car parking increased to 1620 spaces and total costs have fallen from $800 million to $550 million.
A number of physical changes to the plans [...]

Manuka Oval redevelopment scaled back

Manuka development

The redevelopment of the Manuka Oval precinct will include fewer apartments than initially proposed and a promise by developers to protect heritage buildings, including the historic Manuka pool.
It was announced on Wednesday that plans to redevelop the area have been scaled back after community consultations by AFL club GWS Giants and developer Grocon.
Under the plan now being [...]

Manuka to host Test match in 2018-19, development on hold

James Sutherland and Andrew Barr at Manuka Oval

Cricket Australia, the ACT Government and Cricket ACT have this morning announced that Manuka Oval will host an Australia v Sri Lanka Test match in the 2018-19 cricket season, and ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr says that as a result of this big news, major redevelopment of the ground is on hold for now.
Cricket Australia [...]

Manuka Oval Proposal : ISCCC Forum Thurs 28 April


[ 28 April 2016 at 7:00 pm; ]  


 PUBLIC FORUM Thursday 28 April 2016

7.00 pm Wesley Uniting Church Hall

20-22 National Circuit, Forrest



The ACT Government has received an unsolicited bid from Greater Western Sydney Giants to re-develop the Manuka Oval and surrounds.

You will be affected if you:

live or work in Manuka, Kingston, [...]

Manuka Oval among new water station sites

Water on Tap

Manuka Oval is among six sites where ‘Water on Tap’ refill stations will be added around Canberra in coming weeks, with the sports venue station specifically designed to cater for large crowds.
The other new stations will be at Gungahlin, Civic Square, Belconnen, Cook shops and Kambah shops.
The Government has installed 30 refill stations in parks [...]

Barr in background as Manuka Oval plan lands


Whether by strategic design or not, the ACT Government has not been closely involved in the reveal this morning of an unsolicited plan by the GWS Giants AFL club and Melbourne property behemoth Grocon to revelop Manuka Oval and its surrounds.
The $800 million redevelopment plan, called Manuka Green (, would feature 4750 new permanent seats [...]

Prime Minister’s XI versus England, 14 January

By 13 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
PM's XI vs England January 2015

[ 14 January 2015 at 12:30 pm; ]

The battle with England continues under lights on the refurbished pitch at Manuka Oval on Wednesday 14 January.

The Prime Minister’s XI again face England’s international team in what is billed as the number one summer sporting event for the ACT community.

Enjoy the atmosphere, the crowd and the banter of the one dayer – all the [...]

One Day International tickets now on sale


Tickets to the Carlton Mid One Day International, to be played at Manuka Oval on 19 November, are now on sale.
The match will see Australia take on South Africa under Manuka Oval’s broadcast-quality lights.
It is great to see the Australian cricket team returning to Canberra after last year’s hugely successful Centenary of Canberra One [...]

KFC T20 Big Bash League Final

By 31 July 2014

[ 28 January 2015 at 1:30 pm; ]

The final of the 2014-15 T20 Big Bash League will be coming to Canberra on 28 January 2015. The match will be played at Manuka Oval.

Cricket Australia’s Executive General Manager of Operations Mike McKenna said: “We have looked at a number of options for hosting the final of the Big Bash League, given the unique [...]

Another day at the Cricket, another Manuka Oval failure

By 15 January 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

I had a great day yesterday, it revolved around going to the cricket but that was the least of it really.
Swimming in Manuka Pool, sitting in the baking sun, drinking beer and joking around in a fun crowd, lunch at the Kingston Hotel, cycling around the lake after the game, sacking out on Aspen Island [...]

The fun police will be out in force

By 13 January 2014

ACT Policing are warning all patrons attending tomorrow’s (14 January) encounter between Prime Minister’s XI and England at Manuka Oval that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.
Acting Superintendent Matt Corbitt said police and security will be closely monitoring crowd behaviour and would act to ensure the safety of all patrons. Manuka oval is no [...]

Congratulations to the groundkeeper!

By 28 December 2013

Manuka Oval’s former groundsman and long term ACT Comets player has just taken his 100th test wicket in the Boxing Day Test against England keeping us in the running to take a clean sweep!
Congratulations to him on an unexpectedly prolific test career!

Test match cricket for Manuka at Perth’s expense?

By 18 December 2013

Geoff Koop on The Roar is engaging in some wishful thinking about getting Test cricket here to Canberra.
At the end of the day we might get the odd one but it’s hard to see the cricketing world letting the vast Perth market wither in favour of Canberra’s small population so very close to Sydney.
Let’s get [...]

Lights , Camera, Manuka

By 18 December 2013

Anybody know what the regulations are for cameras and camera gear at Manuka Oval? I’ve got tickets to watch the Poms vs PM’s XI and I’d like to get a bit snappy there.
I only ask, as the SCG will not allow lenses over 200mm and mine is a 300mm, no tripods or monopods either. I’m [...]

PMs XI set for 14 January

By 22 November 2013

[ 14 January 2014; ] Events ACT are banging the drum for the Prime Minister’s XI game against England at the revamped Manuka Oval.

Come and watch the old enemy England take on the Prime Ministers XI under lights at Manuka Oval.

International stars such as England’s Kevin Petersen, Alistair Cook, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Matt Prior and Graeme Swan [...]

Manuka endorsed for more cricket

By 16 October 2013

The ABC has the reassuring news that the Cricket World Cup boss John Harnden likes what he’s seen at Manuka Oval as it transforms into a serious cricket ground:
Organising Committee CEO John Harnden says he expects all three world cup matches in Canberra to sell out when Australia hosts the world championship.
Mr Harnden says [...]

Don Bradman at Manuka

By 28 August 2013

The all seeing eye has turned up a Yahoo Sport picture of Don Bradman here in Canberra:
9th February 1963: Australian cricketer Don Bradman, statistically the greatest batsman ever, strolls onto the pitch to bat at Canberra, where the MCC are playing the Prime Minister’s XI. Sir Donald Bradman (1908 – 2001) was the first cricketer [...]

Canberra’s world cup cricket matches

By 30 July 2013

[ 18 February 2015; 24 February 2015; 3 March 2015; ]

The International Cricket Council has announced the draw of the 2015 Cricket World Cup and Canberra is in there.

What fixtures have we got?

– Bangladesh V Qualifier 2, Match 7, Pool A, Manuka Oval, Canberra. Wednesday 18 February 2015. Day/Night

– West Indies V Zimbabwe, Match 15, Pool B, Manuka Oval, Canberra. Tuesday 24 February 2015. Day/Night

– [...]

Manuka Oval is getting some upgrades

By 17 July 2013

So this is the more interesting half of the story we reported earlier.
Manuka Oval is getting an upgrade after 3000 cubic metres of its gets moved to the National Arboretum.
It seems the ACT Government would like to a few more matches of cricket played here.
The replacement of the playing surface is scheduled for completion [...]

PM’s XI to take on the poms

By 1 July 2013

Andrew Barr has just facebooked:
The match is set to take place on Tuesday 14th January against England at Manuka Oval in a day/night 50 over one day match under the award winning lights.
The 2014 match will also be the first cricket match played on the new playing surface which will see work begin straight [...]

Get on down to StarTrack Oval Canberra?

By 12 April 2013

The Canberra Times has the highly irritating news that the GWS Giants have sold the naming rights to Manuka Oval for their games to Star Track:
The historic sports ground may be owned by the ACT government, but the Giants have negotiated a sponsorship deal with logistics company StarTrack that will see the oval renamed StarTrack [...]

AFL match goes meat pie free for first time since 1897

By 9 March 2013

Tonight I attended the AFL pre-season NAB Cup match at Manuka Oval, to see Essendon and Greater Western Sydney trial their latest crop of youngsters and watch old stagers like Dustin Fletcher, Brendon Goddard and Jobe Watson run around the paddock. Manuka Oval was in superb condition, and the new lights are lovely. The match [...]

Taking their time at Manuka Oval

By 20 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

I noticed the PM XI Honours Board at a recent Manuka function, given this is the only prestige match we have here normally I’d have hoped Manuka management could at least have kept it up to date?
Does anyone on Riotact want to nip along there with some gold paint and bring the board up [...]

The point, Steve, is you’re not meant to be parking at Manuka Oval

By 13 February 2013

The Liberals Steve Doszpot is having a cry that his progress to corporate hospitality at Manuka Oval was impeded by every other idiot like him thinking he could just rock up in his car and be accommodated at an inner city locale:
Manuka Oval has played host to two international sporting events in the past
month and [...]

Lessons not learned at the cricket

By 7 February 2013

After the PMs XI I had a few quibbles with the running of Manuka Oval.
It seems nothing was learned despite a China People’s Daily impersonation at the Canberra Times which promised all would be well the second time around.
Business coach Tony Ozanne has offered up a critique which differs from the enthusiastic tweeting of those [...]

Sixteen ejections from Manuka Oval

By 7 February 2013

ACT Policing has praised the good behaviour of people who attended the one day international between Australia and the West Indies at Manuka Oval last night (Wednesday, February 6).
Operation Commander for the event, Station Sergeant Matthew Corbitt said the crowd was generally well behaved with sixteen people being ejected for being intoxicated or behaving in [...]

Coin toss on the tele from Manuka!

By 6 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

What a beautiful thing to see on the TV, international cricket live from Manuka Oval!
Hopefully they’ve fixed the “technical issue” which scuppered the beer filling machines at all the bars for the PM’s XI.

Free buses to the cricket

By 4 February 2013

TAMS are letting the world know you don’t have to drive to the cricket on Wednesday:
Cricket fans attending the 2013 One Day International Commonwealth Bank Series on Wednesday 6 February 2013 are encouraged to catch a free ACTION bus to the match.
The match starts at 2.20 pm at Manuka Oval and will be the first [...]

Day night cricket at Manuka Oval. A review of sorts

By 30 January 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

A man couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend a birthday.
A cracking game of cricket with the home side getting home and over 640 runs scored.
An afternoon and evening sitting on the grass on the hill with friends and a very great amount of beer.
The lights at Manuka were magnificent.
Sadly the catering was [...]

Manuka Oval … not so brilliant.

By 30 January 2013

Drove past the PMs XI today at Manuka Oval and noticed a Parking Inspector slapping down dozens and dozens of fines in the vicinity (wih no exaggeration).
Checked out the official parking which was fronted with a sign: PARKING FULL. Whats the use of updating the Oval if it cant even accomidate people parking first? [...]

The lights go on at Manuka Oval

By 23 January 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

To celebrate your correspondent’s 40th birthday the powers that be have put on a rather grand game of cricket next tuesday and Ricky Ponting is going to captain a side against the West Indies at Manuka Oval.
Migrane@Kingston has sent in these cracking pictures of the new lights turned on for the first time despite the [...]

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