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‘Eureka Stadium Masterplan’

Ballarat, Victoria 

Lead Architect: Populous 

Engaged to perform architectural services as an employee of Populous: Ralph Wheeler

The first stage of the Eureka Stadium Masterplan is to upgrade the existing stadium to a boutique AFL venue and major local community facility for local football leagues and other major outdoor events. The masterplan includes a high level audit of the existing facilities for compliance with minimum AFL standards for a Category 3 venue capable of hosting up to three regular season home & away matches. It includes upgrades to spectators, players, officials and media facilities. Two further construction stages will increase the seating capacity to 13,000 spectators and provide full roof coverage to all seating tiers.


'Casey Fields AFLW Upgrades'

City of Casey, Victoria 

Lead Architects: NH Architecture + RWA 

Design Architects: Ralph Wheeler and Rick Chen

The Casey Fields Australian Rules Football venue is part of a 70 Hectare multi-sports complex in the City of Casey at Cranbourne East, a south-eastern

suburb of Melbourne. The venue is the home of the Melbourne Football Club’s AFLW team as well as its affiliated VFL team the Casey Demons.  For this project RWA teamed up with NH Architecture to undertake a significant refurbishment of the existing Clubhouse to upgrade team changerooms, umpire changerooms and spectator facilities to AFL minimum standards.  Perhaps the most significant part of the project is the new purpose built Strength and Conditioning and Indoor Training Facility.  This striking new addition will be used by AFL and AFLW players as well as external users and students from the local Chisolm College.