Labor pledges $30m to redevelop WACA

The WACA Ground. Picture: Getty Images
The WACA Ground. Picture: Getty Images

THE Western Australian Cricket Association ground will receive a $30 million redevelopment boost if Labor wins the federal election.

Announced on Sunday, the ground would be reshaped as a 10,000 spectator capacity stadium and entertainment hub.

The project plan includes a 10-lane indoor cricket facility, high performance and administration facilities, a gymnasium and a community fitness area.

A new museum and a piazza-style space will also be included.

Sports opposition spokesperson Don Farrell said the investment would ensure the WACA’s rich history is preserved.

“The WACA has been the scene of some great moments in Australian sporting history,” Mr Farrell said.

“But the elite training facilities are outdated.

“The iconic ground can serve the needs of cricket into the future, as a first-class venue and a modern, year-round elite training facility.”

The grounds will be used by grassroots cricketers and professional players from the Western Warriors, Western Fury and Perth Scorchers.


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