WA Cricket approves $155m WACA Ground redevelopment
The $154.7 million redevelopment of the WACA Ground has been given the green light by the Board of WA Cricket.
The Ground Improvement Project is anticipated to be completed by September 2024, with a new central pavilion to be constructed at the northern end of the ground.
The schematic and detailed design stages for the Project have recently been completed and endorsed by the WACA Board.
The Project Working Group and Steering Committee, established by the WACA to govern the Project, will continue to lead the Project as it concludes the documentation phase and procurement.
Once complete, the new-look WACA Ground will have a capacity of 10,000. The new pavilion at the northern end of the ground will feature indoor facilities for players and spectators and an upper tier of seating.
Funding for the project was finalised in April this year when the WA Government announced they would provide an additional $32.2 million in funding.
Total funding for the WACA Ground Improvement Project is $107.2 million, with the Australian Government, WA State Government, WA Cricket Foundation, and Cricket Australia all contributing to the project.
The Inverarity and Prindiville stands were both demolished last year, while the indoor centre was demolished earlier this year, and the state-of-the-art light tower refurbishment was completed mid-year. The oval was also increased in length to once again allow Australian football to be played at the venue.