Western Australia announces start of WACA ground upgrade project

WCN Editorial Team 20 Aug 2021 OCEANIA BUILDINGS

The Government of Western Australia has announced the commencement of the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) ground upgrade project in Perth.

The project is part of the $1.07bn (A$1.5bn) Perth City Deal which seeks to improve the city's economic, social and environmental sustainability.

Brajkovich Construction has secured the contract for early works on the ground upgrade project that will commence with the lengthening of WACA Ground oval.

The scope of work includes the demolition of the Inverarity Stand with the 50-year-old structure which needs revamp.

Australian Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts minister Paul Fletcher said: “The Morrison Government [federal government] has committed A$30m towards the revitalisation of the iconic WACA, which will have far reaching benefits for generations to come by continuing to support local jobs, sport, and culture in the city.

“The project is a key component of the A$1.5bn Perth City Deal, which is providing much-needed community infrastructure that will reinvigorate the CBD, improve liveability and sustainability for local residents and support private investment.”

The WACA ground upgrade project is expected to take approximately 18 months.

Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan: “Many Western Australians have fond memories of visiting the WACA, with so many iconic sporting moments at international and domestic level taking place over the decades at our home of cricket.

“These upgrades are the result of the strong collaboration between the Federal and State Governments and the WACA - and will breathe new life into the facility, encourage more people to visit, return vibrancy to this part of the city, and support local jobs.”

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Western Australian Cricket Association ground improvement project begins. Credit: Dhanasekaran Kasiappan from Pixabay.

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