Indoor cricket training facility update

Waverley Council

You may have received Federal election campaign material in your letter box pledging $1 million for a new indoor cricket net facility at Waverley Oval.

Waverley Council wishes to stress the decision it made at the March council meeting not to proceed with a new indoor cricket facility stands.

Late last year, Waverley Council consulted with the community about its draft Plan of Management (PoM) for Waverley Park including a new fitness station, playground and proposed indoor cricket training facility.

More than 4300 people engaged with our consultation through our online workshops, surveys, social media, emails and posters around the park.

The indoor cricket training facility was the most debated part of the consultation. It was supported by Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club, however, was not broadly supported by the rest of the community.

Council took that feedback on board, and at the March 2022 Council meeting, unanimously resolved to not include provision for an indoor cricket net facility in the draft Waverley Park Plan of Management.

Council resolved to collaborate with Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club to address shortfalls in indoor training facilities, including consideration of appropriate existing facilities across the local government area. Council is continuing to work with Easts Cricket to identify alternative options.

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