Works have begun on the regional cricket facility at Birallee Park with the building’s footprint taking shape after the council awarded the tender in April.
Contractors are compacting and levelling out the building pad next to the football oval in preparation for the initial foundations.
The digging in preparation for the pier hole foundations has begun with the concrete piers to be poured followed by the concrete slab.
The start of the building frame will see the facility come out of the ground ahead of the concrete tilt panel walls being poured and lifted into place.
The regional cricket hub will include a indoor training centre with four pitches, unisex player change rooms and office accommodation for staff and will enhance club competition and development of programs for players, coaches and umpires, while accommodating regional administrative needs of cricket.
The Victorian Government has contributed $500,000 with Cricket Australia and Cricket Victoria, Cricket NSW has contributed $50,000 and Albury City Council $150,000.
The council earmarked $600,000 for the project and will allocate an additional $200,000 from savings in the present capital program and continue to work with the project partners.