The ACT Government is funding a $1.85 million upgrade to the Higgins oval, restoring for use by local sports clubs and the community.
While all the plans have not been finalised, it will incorporate two rectangular fields, a cricket pitch, lighting, a pavilion and toilets, as well as irrigation and new turf.
The oval was turned off due to the drought in the early 2000’s. This upgrade is happening now regardless any future changes at Kippax. The sport fields are being upgraded now for use by sporting clubs next summer.
Restoring the Higgins oval has been a goal of people in Higgins since it was turned off and the closure of the old Higgins school site.