Passmore Oval Wickham Grandstand
Wickham’s Passmore Oval is home to the Hamilton Hawks Rugby Club and is shared with cricket clubs in the summer.
We are delivering a new two-storey structure built behind the current heritage-listed grandstand. The extension and upgrade of the grandstand will include female change rooms, a meeting room and disability features including amenities, a lift and viewing space for wheelchair users.
These works are in line with our 10-year Strategic Sports Plan which aims to provide amenities that support universal access and meet the growing population and future demand of the Newcastle community.
Works to be completed
The $2.35 million project is a collaboration between City of Newcastle (CN) and the Hamilton Hawks Rugby Union Club, which successfully applied for $1 million from the NSW Government under the Greater Cities Sport Facility Fund. The upgrade includes:
Dedicated female changerooms.
A shared exercise and training area.
New storage rooms.
A new community meeting room fitted with a kitchen area for food and drinks service and a balcony.
A new lift and accessibility improvements.
What is happening on site?
Concrete block work for the upper-level walls, as well as installation of the structural steel framework and roofing
The internal fit-out of the lower level and installation of external windows and doors will follow.
15 March 2023 Multimillion-dollar grandstand upgrade at Wickham