Passmore Oval Wickham Grandstand

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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.

Latest News:

15 March 2023 Multimillion-dollar grandstand upgrade at Wickham