Phillip Oval Proposals
A think tank’s proposal to develop part of the Philip Oval precinct.
The future of Philip Oval is up for debate again, with a $180-million redevelopment proposal put forward by the Canberra Institute.
The plan involves rejuvenating the grounds, demolishing the Michael O’Connor grandstand and constructing three high-rise commercial and residential buildings.
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But there’s speculation the functional review has recommended the site be sold. The minister (Simon Corbell?) not ruling that out today.
The neighbouring Helenic Club’s seen as a possible buyer, while another option is redeveloping the site for paid parking.
The Brumbies have expressed interest in re-locating to the Phillip Oval.