The upgrade to Shark Park provided an opportunity to re-create the grounds as a community sport and recreation facility, and a centre for the promotion of the elite sports in a manner that has become a legacy for the Sutherland Shire Region. The objective was to establish the facility, orientated towards family and community events that offer an enjoyable spectator experience that is closely linked to the natural environment.
The works included a new function centre for 300 people, a grandstand containing 1400 seats, new entrances to the venue and upgrade to the existing sporting and media facilities.
Unlike most sporting venues the new works provide a strong connection between the venue and the public domain. The function space connects the action on the field with the street and the surrounding environment.