Council will commit $1.5 million to assist the Cairns Cricket Association (CCA) with the construction of a grandstand and amenities building at Griffiths Park.
The contribution is subject to CCA obtaining all approvals and securing similar funding from the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) for the project.
A new grandstand and amenities building will allow Cairns to attract games of a state and national level, including international age tournaments and Women’s Big Bash League.
Council has allocated $1.5 million from the 2021/22 Capital Works Program for the project, which will complete Stage 2 of the Griffiths Park Development Plan.
A conceptual design of the proposed grandstand has been provided by CCA and has support from Queensland Cricket and Cairns AFL.
The Griffiths Park Development Plan has been delivered in a staged manner across a number of years, with Stage 1A complete and Stage 1B on track to be completed by end of 2021.
Council received $1 million in funding from the State Government through the Department of Public Works’ Active Community Infrastructure initiative to assist with Stage 1 works.