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WACA Ground Improvement Project

A sustainable community and sporting hub with cricket at its heart.

Our vision to create a sustainable community and sporting hub with cricket at its heart will be realised through the WACA Ground Improvement Project.

This Project will transform the Ground into a boutique sporting venue that maintains ICC Accreditation as an International Cricket Venue and complements Optus Stadium, with a permanent capacity of approximately 10,000. The Project will also allow the Ground to be utilised for multi-sport and community use.

The design will reflect and incorporate the proud heritage and history of the WACA Ground.

The reinvigorated museum will honour the rich cricket, sporting and entertainment history of the Ground and
acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which it sits.

The WACA Ground Improvement Project will see the Inverarity and Prindiville stands removed to make way for one central structure and pavilion on the northern end of the Ground.

The Lillee-Marsh Stand, Players’ Pavilion and South West Pavilion will be retained for their remaining useful life.

WA Cricket is confident that the WACA Ground Improvement Project will have significant and wide-reaching benefits and will ensure that the WACA Ground will continue to prosper and service the needs of the cricket and wider community into the future.

The Project, including the inclusion of a community aquatic centre, is part of a $1.5 billion Perth City Deal signed by the Federal and State Governments and the City of Perth.

The WACA Ground Improvement Project will deliver:


  • 10-lane indoor cricket and multi-sport facility
  • New, central pavilion with food and beverage outlets
  • A multi-purpose function centre with outside deck and seating overlooking the WACA Ground
  • Dedicated high performance facilities for elite players, including gym, change rooms and recovery facilities
  • A community Health Club
  • A public café
  • Auditorium and multi-purpose meeting rooms that will be available for community use
  • Lengthening of the oval to accommodate Australian Rules Football matches and other sports
  • A Museum that honours the rich history of the Ground
  • A reduced capacity Ground
  • Community sports medicine and rehabilitation centre, potentially including an after-hours GP
  • Provision of new office amenities for WACA staff
  • Sensory rooms
  • All abilities playground
  • Childcare facility 
  • An aquatic facility, including a 50m pool, learn to swim pool and water leisure slides (TBC)

Click here for a brochure on the WACA Ground Improvement Project.


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