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Manuka Oval Precinct


In March 2009 the Minister for Sport and Recreation, Andrew Barr, announced that the Government was developing a business case and master plan to guide future development of Manuka Oval over the next 25 years. The Government undertook community consultation on the master plan in 2013.

Manuka Oval Master Plan

Manuka Oval

The ACT Government will undertake a Territory Plan Variation to enable the master plan. The variation will occur this year and further consultation will be undertaken as a part of the process.

The objectives of the master plan are to:

  • Increase the appeal of Manuka Oval as a broad-based entertainment venue and business centre
  • Create attractive, safe, and functional facilities
  • Increase the efficiency and viability of
    Manuka Oval
  • Upgrade Manuka Oval to a unique international sporting oval
  • Create improved public space and facilities for the local community
  • Implement the Government’s objectives in ‘Growing Canberra’s Future’ and ‘Improved Sport and Recreation Opportunities’.

Image right: Some of the land around Manuka Oval is a part of the Manuka Oval master plan, including the current Canberra Services Club site. The Manuka Occasional Child Care Association (MOCCA) site is part of a larger urban renewal vision. Further details about these two sites are provided below.

Canberra Services Club

In 2011 the Canberra Services Club, currently located close to Manuka Oval in Griffith, tragically burned down. Since then the ACT Government has worked with the Canberra Services Club to identify a new location. The new site will include mixed use development and will assist the club in continuing to be an important part of the ACT and Manuka communities as well as supporting former service people and their families.

A suitable site has been identified at Blocks 2 and 5, Section 41, Griffith, currently occupied by the Manuka Occasional Child Care Association (MOCCA). The ACT Government is investigating potential new locations for MOCCA in the Griffith area that allow an increase in childcare places and new, modern facilities.

Manuka Occasional Child Care Association (MOCCA)

The Land Development Agency (LDA) is investigating a potential site for MOCCA located behind Griffith Shops on parts of Block 33 and 39 Section 78, Griffith.

To determine the suitability of this location for development of a child care centre, the LDA is undertaking site investigations and other studies, including environment, traffic and parking studies. These investigations will help the ACT Government provide advice on the suitability of this site.

The LDA is working with MOCCA to facilitate and support the move to a new location by 2018.

The LDA will keep the community informed as work is undertaken. There will be opportunities for the community to contribute to the traffic and parking studies.

Potential location for new child care centre

Potential Site 1

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like more information about this project, email [email protected]


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