Buildcorp is combining our passion for cricket, community and construction as the proud Head Contractor for the new $50m NSW Cricket Centre at Sydney Olympic Park.
To mark the start of works, the ‘sod’ was officially turned by Parliamentary Friends of Cricket Co-Chair and State Member for Ku-ring-gai, Alister Henskens SC MP, Federal Member for Reid, Dr Fiona Martin and Cricket NSW CEO Lee Germon.
The NSW Cricket Centre will be NSW Cricket’s first home of its own in its 160 year history and will be used by more than 35,000 club and community cricketers annually. The facility will also be home to the NSW Blues and NSW Breakers squads and Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers BBL and WBBL squads as well as the headquarters for nearly 150 Cricket NSW staff.
Stage 1 construction includes a full-sized playing oval to International Cricket Council standard, about 50 outdoor turf practice nets, a 15-lane indoor cricket training facility and a high-performance gym and recovery facilities.
The Centre has been made possible thanks to a $30 million contribution from the NSW Government and a $5 million contribution from the Federal Government. Cricket NSW CEO Lee Germon thanked the NSW and Federal Governments for their strong support of cricket.
“This soon to be world-class facility will allow boys and girls to train alongside their NSW cricket heroes, inspiring the next generation of exciting young players,” Mr Germon said. “Thank you for your generosity and commitment to the future of our great game”.
Buildcorp Managing Director Tony Sukkar AM said: “Buildcorp is honoured to be partnering with Cricket NSW to help bring this landmark facility to life.
“Our people are excited to be supporting the growth of the sport with a facility that will strengthen the player pathway for generations of men and women.
“It is our aim to be the most valuable teammate of our project partners, ensuring that is a site of excellence from day one of the build.”
Stage 1 completion is scheduled for mid-2022.