The WACA - Downfall

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Havent the feds recently forked out for upgrades at the following grounds in different states-

QLD- Allan Border Field,
NSW- Blacktown,
VIC- Junction Oval,
SA- Adelaide Oval, Karen Rolton Oval
WA- -----------!
What did the feds give for Karen Rolton Oval?

They gave $30m to AO, $18m ended up with the SMA and its book's to buy capital equipment rather than with the state Dept of Planning Transport and Infrastructure, who own the $535m asset, and $12m for the beautification of the parklands surrounding the oval.
 

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If the facilities were good enough for Australia and the Scorchers to play there, what does it need upgrades for? Surely it doesn't cost $30,000,000 for a new office and pool and gym or whatever.
WACA reveals $75 million redevelopment bid

The WACA Ground will seek $60 million from the State and Federal Government for a planned redevelopment of the iconic cricket venue. The WACA released its latest redevelopment plans on Thursday, with the association keen to turn the ground into a boutique 10,000-seat stadium, with the prospect to expand to 15,000 for certain events like concerts.
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WACA REDEVELOPMENT PLANS
*Convert ground into a 10,000 boutique venue, with scope to expand to 15,000 for some events.
*Build a piazza that will provide the community with a multi-purpose venue to host year-round events like carols by candlelight, food stalls, and fringe shows.

*Build a new high performance centre that will include a public cafe and fitness facility situated alongside the WA elite team's gym so the public can work out while watching players train.
*Museum upgrade.
*Re-ovalisation to allow AFL, WAFL, and other sports to make use of the ground.
*Build a 10-lane indoor cricket facility to be used by all players from community to elite.
https://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/waca-reveals-75-million-redevelopment-bid-20190307-p512gd.html
 

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If the facilities were good enough for Australia and the Scorchers to play there, what does it need upgrades for? Surely it doesn't cost $30,000,000 for a new office and pool and gym or whatever.
The facilities aren’t good enough, that’d be why they don’t play there anymore.


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WACA reveals $75 million redevelopment bid

The WACA Ground will seek $60 million from the State and Federal Government for a planned redevelopment of the iconic cricket venue. The WACA released its latest redevelopment plans on Thursday, with the association keen to turn the ground into a boutique 10,000-seat stadium, with the prospect to expand to 15,000 for certain events like concerts.
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WACA REDEVELOPMENT PLANS
*Convert ground into a 10,000 boutique venue, with scope to expand to 15,000 for some events.
*Build a piazza that will provide the community with a multi-purpose venue to host year-round events like carols by candlelight, food stalls, and fringe shows.

*Build a new high performance centre that will include a public cafe and fitness facility situated alongside the WA elite team's gym so the public can work out while watching players train.
*Museum upgrade.
*Re-ovalisation to allow AFL, WAFL, and other sports to make use of the ground.
*Build a 10-lane indoor cricket facility to be used by all players from community to elite.
https://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/waca-reveals-75-million-redevelopment-bid-20190307-p512gd.html
Am pleased that cricket is picking up some money, but not entirely sure how a high performance centre fits in with what the WACA has going at Murdoch University. I thought that was the purpose of their development in partnership with the uni?
 
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