WA Cricket has commenced its long-awaited improvement plans for the iconic WACA Ground. The Ground Improvement Project is anticipated to be completed by mid-2026. 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. STAGE 1 STAGE 2 STAGE 3 STAGE 4 STAGE 4.5 STAGE 5 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 ProcurementCompletion of project documentation, finalisation of the procurement method, and finalise development approvals to enable public tender process for ECI contractor. Appoint contractor(s) to undertake forward works. Forward Works Construction and ECI Contractor ProcurementForward works to include oval lengthening works, asbestos removal, lighting upgrades and demolition works. Main ConstructionMain construction works and defects liability period.