Cricket Australia and Queensland Cricket are building the world’s best cricket training and playing facility on Brisbane’s North Side. Work has now started on the National Cricket Campus.
The Campus will be spread across the existing Allan Border Field in Albion and Northern Suburbs District Cricket Club at Shaw Park in Kalinga. Once complete, the National Cricket Campus will be a world-class playing and training venue. The Campus will also provide a community cricket hub for elite, youth and club cricketers.
Hutchinson Builders are now on site at Norths. Works will include improving the ovals and building 16 turf practice nets and wickets, a state-of-the-art cricket pavilion catering for male and female players, lighting for the oval, training areas and more car parks.
Once complete, the new amenities at Norths will allow another 20 community cricket teams to use the facility. Construction of the pavilion and the upgrade at Ian Healy Oval are set to be completed by late October 2020. The remainder of works will be finished by early January 2021.
The Allan Border Field in Albion redevelopment will begin after the work at Norths and include upgraded practice facilities, grounds and amenities.
Queensland Cricket CEO Terry Svenson said the National Cricket Campus would place the world’s best cricket training facility here in Brisbane.
“Once complete, the Campus is going to positively impact all cricketers from Australian teams preparing for a World Cup, to community cricket teams who will have access to some of the best facilities in the country,” Mr Svenson said.
Cricket Australia Executive General Manager of High Performance Drew Ginn said the Brisbane campus will benefit the whole country.
“Brisbane has long been Cricket Australia’s headquarters for our elite teams, players and coaches, and the development of the National Cricket Campus will cement this status,” Mr Ginn said.
“The upgrades at Norths and Allan Border Field will complement our current world-class facilities at the Bupa National Cricket Centre and will help Cricket Australia prepare our teams to take on the world’s best and allow us to develop and identify the next generation of cricket stars.”
“It is exciting to see construction commence on a project that is going to have such a great benefit for cricket in this country. Thank you to all our partners in helping us get to this point,” Mr Ginn said.
The dual-site National Cricket Campus is funded in partnership with the Australian Government, Cricket Australia, Queensland Cricket, Norths, the State Government and Brisbane City Council.
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