The Shire is excited to provide an update on the Clarrie Cassidy Oval upgrades – These facility upgrades at Clarrie Cassidy Oval included the installation of 4 LED Light Towers and the construction of new change rooms and a storage shed is well underway in Wyndham. The total project cost is approximately $2m with the oval lights being completed in 2023 already seeing the community benefit from improved lighting and the ability to use the oval beyond dark.

The new changerooms will encourage further participation and use of the oval. They will provide privacy for changing, will now be all-accessible and will give the community, and in particular the football league clubs a sense of pride in their facilities. Recently, local contractor Kimberley Green Constructions has started building earthworks, and both concrete slabs for change rooms and the shed before the wet season rains. It is anticipated that the change room construction will be completed within the first six months of 2024.

These upgrades to the sporting facility have been identified as important and necessary developments by the Wyndham community and in particular for the main users of the oval, the Port Wyndham Crocs Football Club; other user groups such as Garnduwa, Wyndham Aboriginal Youth Corporation, WAPOL Youth Programs, Ngnowar-Aerwah Aboriginal Corporation; and the wider community.

The investment by the Shire and Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries ensures that the oval is meeting the needs of the current user groups as well as the future needs of the community.