Village Green Redevelopment


Village Green Concept

The Village Green, UNSW Sydney’s largest open space, will be transformed into a brand-new world-class sport and leisure environment with facilities for playing multiple sports, exercising, socialising and relaxing on campus in a fresh, new way. 

The vision for the Village Green is to create a vibrant and connected space that provides sport, social, recreational and wellness activities where students, staff and the community can come together to relax, exercise, socialise and play.

For students and Arc, the redevelopment of the Village Green will offer an enhanced student experience with more opportunities for both social and competitive student sport and activities than ever before.

The new space will contribute to enabling the UNSW Sport Strategy to deliver the most inclusive university sports experience in Australia through exceptional sports programs and social amenities.

An important aspect of this project is the upgrade of the below ground stormwater infiltration tank. The Village Green is an essential part of the campus stormwater and infiltration system. Aligned with UNSW’s Environmental Sustainability Plan 2019-2021, a new tank will be installed to capture campus stormwater underground and contribute to the recharge of the Botany Aquifer.



Works commenced: Dec 2019

Works put on hold: May 2020 for 18-24 months

Expected to recommence: by 2022



  • Competition-standard multi-purpose pitch
  • 500m walking and running track
  • New sports / flood lighting, recreational light and CCTV
  • Electronic scoreboard / video screen 
  • Half basketball court
  • Multi-purpose courts for netball, basketball and futsal
  • Urban farm
  • Outdoor gym equipment
  • Barbeque amenities
  • Mounded grandstand
  • Retail and events facilities



Village Green plant boxes

The multipurpose courts are designed to sit next to the urban farm. 

Village Green Redevelopment Concept

The new space is designed to cater for multiple sports, exercising, socialising and relaxing on campus. 

Village Green Redevelopment Concept

The new space will create more opportunities for competitive student sport and social activities. 



Development Manager, Vanessa Hammer

Senior Project Manager, Ken Flook