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‘Eureka Stadium Masterplan’

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Ballarat, Victoria 

Principal Consultant: Populous 

Project Architect: 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.


‘Harrup Park Country Club Masterplan’

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Mackay, Queensland 

Principal Consultant: Populous 

Project Architect: Ralph Wheeler

 

This masterplan is part of Harrup Park Country Club’s forward vision for a twenty year staged development which will include an evaluation of the existing facilities and an assessment of the ongoing operational requirements of the Club during match days and non-event days. The primary objective of the masterplan is to improve the safety and comfort of patrons and to promote Harrup Park as a boutique AFL venue and international cricket ground, but also as a major local community facility for rugby, cricket and recreational golf.


‘Carrara Stadium Masterplan’

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Carrara, Queensland 

Principal Consultant: Populous 

Project Architect: Ralph Wheeler


As a founding document to the construction of award winning

Metricon Stadium, the masterplan investigated how a new 25,000 seat stadium could be built on the underutilised Carrara Stadium site. The masterplan envisaged that the stadium could be built in a series of construction stages to achieve the redevelopment objectives and anticipated funding allocation. A important part of the masterplan yet to be built is the creation of a permanent public transport interchange to encourage use of event day bus and train services. This includes a pedestrian bridge over the adjacent road to shuttle bus connections between the stadium and the nearby Nerang train station and Surfers Paradise.


'Casey Fields AFLW Upgrades'

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City of Casey, Victoria 

Principal Consultant: 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.