The Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) ground has been the home of cricket in Western Australia since the early 1890s. Throughout its history, the ground has also been used for a range of activities other than cricket, including AFL, Soccer, Rugby League, athletic carnivals and music concerts.
In November 2008, WACA revealed its plans to redevelop the grounds into a world-class 25,000 capacity venue. This also includes commercial, retail and residential development opportunities to see it remain as the home of cricket in Western Australia, whilst securing the financial viability of the sport in this state.
The MRA has approved a Development Application from the WACA for a 10-storey mixed use building,including 137 new dwellings. Construction of The Gardens is expected to commence mid-2013 and be completed by mid-2015.
The WACA redevelopment will be a ground breaking project marrying the State’s iconic cricket ground with an exciting commercial and residential development at the gateway to Perth. As with all private landowners, the stages and timing of development is up to the WACA's discretion and MRA will work with the WACA to ensure development potential is maximised.
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