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.
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.