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NSW Cricket Centre

The home of Cricket NSW is moving to one of Australia’s leading sporting precincts at Sydney Olympic Park in a state-of-the-art, year-round, training and administration facility to see cricketers excel from grassroots to elite levels.


 

In partnership with the Australian Government, NSW State Government, Sydney Olympic Park Authority and Cricket Australia, Cricket NSW is moving to a new home built for the needs of current and future generation cricketers at every level, coaches, umpires, administrators and volunteers.

The NSW Cricket Centre will provide contemporary high-performance training and playing facilities for NSW professional teams, including the NSW Breakers, NSW Blues, Women’s and Men’s Sydney Sixers & Sydney Thunder, and CNSW pathway and development programs. A number of facilities will also be available to support the NSW Cricket Community, sport, social, health and educational programs.

The NSW Cricket Centre will provide:

  • dedicated year-round cricket training, coaching and administration;
  • facilities for junior cricket group training including school programs, social matches and Big Bash League fan days;
  • a First Class ground to host Elite level matches 
  • for and encourage public access to the facilities, community oval and surroundings; and
  • public viewing of internal and external cricket nets.

Key Features of the new facility include:

  • an International Cricket Council compliant sized cricket oval;
  • a smaller sized community cricket oval;
  • outdoor practice nets;
  • an indoor training facility;
  • a two storey, cricket centre including an internal atrium, gymnasium, community facilities, sports science and sports medicine facilities and sport administration offices;
  • car parking; and
  • a single storey grounds keeping shed.

The construction of the NSW Cricket Centre will be completed by early 2022.


Planning Approvals

In August 2020, SSD 10354 seeking approval for a new cricket centre of excellence at Wilson Park, Sydney Olympic Park was granted consent by the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces.

Engagement with the community and stakeholders was undertaken prior to the lodgement of the State Significant Development Application, as well as during the 28 day Public Exhibition from Thursday 21 November 2019 to 18 Wednesday 18 December 2019.

Civil construction for the new NSW Cricket Centre started on 4 December 2020, with construction of the main building anticipated to commence April 2021.

All relevant planning documents can be found on the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s Major Projects Website.

More detailed information including environmental management plans required under the Conditions of Consent can be found in the ‘Library' section below.  

For more information, or to raise any concerns please contact Ben Ryan, Ford Civil Contracting Community Liaison or Andy Mack, Site Manager Buildcorp:


Frequently Asked Questions

Where will the NSW Cricket Centre be located?

The NSW Cricket Centre will be located within the far north-western corner of Sydney Olympic Park at Wilson Park, Sydney Olympic Park.

How is this project funded?

The project will be funded by the following partners:

  • Sydney Olympic Park Authority 
  • Federal Government 
  • Cricket Australia
  • Cricket NSW 

What facilities will be available to the community?

Community facilities include:

  • indoor training nets;
  • meeting and functions rooms;
  • lecture theatre; and
  • ovals for passive recreation, subject to availability or maintenance requirements.

What planning approvals are required?

This project was subject to approval of a State Significant Development Application (SSDA) that was submitted to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. This SSDA was granted development consent in August 2020.

What specific features will be included?

Key Features of the new facility include:

  • an International Cricket Council compliant sized cricket oval;
  • a smaller sized community cricket oval;
  • outdoor practice nets;
  • an indoor training facility;
  • a two storey, cricket centre including an internal atrium, gymnasium, community facilities, sports science and sports medicine facilities and sport administration offices;
  • car parking; and
  • a single storey grounds keeping shed

When will construction commence and be complete?

Civil construction for the new NSW Cricket Centre started on 4 December 2020, with construction of the main building anticipated to commence April 2021. Construction completion is expected by early 2022.

Who will use these facilities?

These facilities will be available for community and professional use to ensure cricket as a whole can benefit from the new facilities. It is expected that 50,000 players will utilise these facilities each year

Who can I contact for further information?

For more information, please contact Ben Ryan, Ford Civil Contracting Community Liaison or Andy Mack, Site Manager Buildcorp on:


Document Library

Contact Register 

Planning Documents

Planning Determination Documents

Management and Mitigation Measures

Ongoing Reporting