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WACA Ground Improvement Project


WA Cricket has commenced its long-awaited improvement plans for the iconic WACA Ground. The Ground Improvement Project is anticipated to be completed by December 2023.

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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.






Concept Design

The concept design stage included further architectural design, explored land tenure options, completed a needs and demand analysis, completed public consultation and further feasibility.

Schematic Design

The schematic design stage took the concept designs to full schematic design, included further project development, identified commercial opportunities and appointed the Project Manager and Planning Consultants.

Detailed Design

This stage will develop a detailed design.

Documentation and Procurement
Determine the procurement method, seek development approvals to enable public tender process and appoint contractors to commence works.

Early works including oval lengthening works, asbestos removal and Inverarity stand demolition.

Asbestos Removal - Inverarity Stand

WA Cricket has appointed Brajkovich Demolition & Salvage (WA) Pty Ltd to carry out the removal and disposal of any asbestos containing materials (ACM) as they progress the demolition of the Inverarity Stand. This will kick off the early works ahead of the WACA Ground Improvement Project which will also see the lengthening of the iconic oval to allow Australian rules football to return to the WACA Ground.

Over the coming weeks, Brajokovich will construct scaffold around the Inverarity Stand to enable an airtight asbestos containment unit to be erected around the Inverarity Stand. This will appear like a giant plastic wrap around the Inverarity Stand that will maintain a negative air pressure to ensure it remains airtight.

WA Cricket have also contracted Ashton Safety Health Environment (ASHE) to review and audit throughout the works the Contractor’s Health and Safety Management Plans, including their Demolition Management Plan and Asbestos Removal Control Plan (ARCP), and associated site specific control measures, notifications and monitoring, to ensure contractor compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and Regulations 1996, Health ( Asbestos ) Regulations 1992, NOHSC:2002(2005) Code of Practice for the Safe Removal of Asbestos 2nd Edition (NOHSC:2002).

As a second layer of safety monitoring, ASHE will carry out hazardous materials surveys and assessments on the work being carried out on the Inverarity Stand. This will include a review of Brajkovich Construction asbestos removal control plans, audits and air monitoring for airborne asbestos fibres including reviewing laboratory results and clearances. ASHE will provide daily air control monitoring to confirm work is being undertaken safely.

The removal of ACM and demolition of the Inverarity Stand is scheduled to commence in September conclude in early December 2021.