Create the Basin Reserve Master Plan

March 2015

The Basin Reserve Trust completes the Basin Reserve Master Plan.

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Endorse and seek feedback on the Master Plan

April-May 2015

The Council endorses the Basin Reserve Master Plan and seeks submissions as part of the 2015-2025 Long Term Plan consultation process.

Agree to funding

April 2015

Agree to fund the project to redevelop the Basin Reserve by endorsing the Council's Long-term Plan 2015-25.

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Upgrade the Groundsman's Cottage

October 2015

Refurbish the cottage and re-open and re-name it as the Les Armstrong Ground Keepers Cottage.

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Create a team to deliver concept designs

June 2016

The Council appoints award-winning architects Tennent Brown to deliver concept designs for the Master Plan.

Stakeholder engagement

August - October 2016

Hold workshops with stakeholders.

Complete the RA Vance Stand upgrade

October 2017

Corrective maintenance and upgrade work to address the significant maintenance issues in the RA Vance Stand.

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Score board


Refurbish score board

Continue the programme to upgrade amenities

2016/17 and beyond

Upgrade the amenities and services.

Consider options for the Museum Stand

In 2017

The Council considers options for the future of the Museum Stand.

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Eastern Terraces and Embankment

June 2018

Start the preliminary design

Eastern Terraces and Embankment

April 2019

Start work

Southern entry


Start planning

Southwest Terraces

Winter 2018

Start work - including removing the Brierley Pavilion, creating a flexible flat area and playground, and adding new terrace seating.

Museum Stand

May 2018

Decide on proposals to strengthen the Museum Stand as it is an earthquake-prone building.

Existing terraces

Winter 2018

Work starts

Players' Pavilion

Winter 2018

Start partial demolition and rebuild work

Northern entry

Winter 2018

Start landscaping work on the Kent & Cambridge Terraces road reserve