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Crs David Owen, Tony Herbert and Robert Anderson at Reid Oval

Major milestone as design firm appointed for Reid Oval Redevelopment

News Article Date: 
Thursday, 5 September 2019

Brand Architects has been appointed as the design firm for the $11 million Reid Oval Redevelopment, following a unanimous decision by Warrnambool City Councillors on Monday night.

The Melbourne-based practice has a long track record of designing innovative yet highly functional buildings, including a number of modern sporting facilities.

Current and previous projects include the Western Oval redevelopment in Geelong, MacPherson Park redevelopment in Melton, the Caroline Springs Stadium and Tennis Facility and Darebin Stadium.

They will deliver all design aspects of the project at Warrnambool’s premier sporting facility, including the preparation of construction specifications.

Reid Oval Project Control Group Chair Cr Sue Cassidy said that the appointment of the design team was a major milestone.

“With the design team now confirmed, we can begin the process of determining specifics about the new and improved infrastructure at Reid Oval,” she said.

“Representatives from Brand Architects will visit Warrnambool in the coming weeks to work with stakeholders on how each aspect of the project might look and function.

“User groups have made it very clear that they want to see an upgraded Reid Oval, and Council is committed to working with them to do the job once and do it right.”

The redevelopment will see the Reid Oval playing surface upgraded to a regional standard for AFL and cricket, better lighting, modern player and umpire facilities that cater equally for male and female players and umpires, improved spectator amenities and better cricket training facilities.

Brand Architects was appointed following a competitive tender process, in which 18 submissions were received. Their $585,200 (including GST) submission was deemed to be the best value for money submission capable of delivering the project requirements within the nominated timeframes.

The construction phase of the project is expected to begin in September 2020 and be complete in April 2022.

The Reid Oval Redevelopment is supported by the Victorian Government.

For more information on the Reid Oval Redevelopment, visit


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