An application for a new Cricket NSW Centre of Excellence at Sydney Olympic Park is on exhibition for feedback from the community.
The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s Anthea Sargeant is calling on the community to have their say on the proposal for a year-round training and administration facility at Wilson Park in Silverwater next to the Parramatta River.
“The proposed new facility will be home to the Sydney Thunder and the Sydney Sixers and become the western hub for the NSW Blues (men’s) and Breakers (women’s teams),” said Ms Sargeant, Executive Director of Compliance Industry and Key Sites.
“If approved, it will house training and playing facilities for many club and community cricketers across Sydney.”
As outlined in the plan, among the proposed works include:
- A two-storey cricket centre which includes an internal atrium, gymnasium, community facilities, sports science and sports medicine facilities and business offices;
- An International Cricket Council compliant oval 136m long x 144m wide (16,040 square metres) and associated seating;
- A second oval that complies with the Cricket Australia community guidelines for community club cricket (with a minimum diameter of 100m (6365 square metres);
- Outdoor practice nets, 71 wickets with a minimum of 30-metre run ups and;
- An indoor training facility with 15 wickets.
“Community input is essential to help us make a thorough and rigorous assessment and I encourage everyone to take a look at the plans and tell us what they think,” Ms Sargeant added.
The exhibition closes on 18 December 2019. Have your say on the project here.
If all approvals are in place, Cricket NSW expects construction to be completed by mid-2022.