Local Government and Facilities Infrastructure Strategy

Infrastructure Strategy

Victorian Cricket Infrastructure Strategy

In partnership with Cricket Australia and the Victorian Government, Cricket Victoria is developing a 10 year state-wide strategy to develop cricket facilities and infrastructure in the context of; cricket participation and opportunities, population growth and demographic characteristics within communities, and cricket competition management structures
Cricket Australia and Cricket Victoria are currently working with 79 Victorian local government authorities (LGAs) to audit over 1,800 cricket sites across Victoria.

This page is dedicated to providing project updates and offering opportunities for stakeholders to engage with the project and strategy development.

Click here to view Project Bulletin #1

insideEDGE is the appointed consultant for the project and is currently undertaking further consultation that expands on previous work undertaken during the development of Common Ground.


Draft Victorian Cricket Infrastructure Framework

The Victorian Cricket Infrastructure Strategy has reached the half way mark following completion of a Draft Infrastructure Framework.

The Draft Infrastructure Framework builds on five key priority areas previously identified in Cricket Victoria's Common Ground facility planning resource:

1. Game and Practice Facilities
2. Regional Centres
3. Female Cricket
4. Multi-use Facilities
5. Planning and Investment

Over the month of September, Cricket Victoria in partnership with project consultants insideEDGE Sport and Leisure Planning, have been travelling across the State presenting and discussing the Draft Infrastructure Framework with local and state government representatives.

The purpose of these sessions has been to ensure the framework identifies key cricket facility planning and development issues and opportunities across both Metropolitan and Country Victoria, and to seek feedback from individual Councils on how the final strategy can help deliver improved facility outcomes for cricket at a local, regional and state level.

The presentation has generated high levels of interest and discussion from those who have attended one of the six sessions - in particular, the participation and facility analysis summaries.

Due to this interest, a link to both the Metropolitan and Country Infrastructure Framework presentations has been provided below.

Please note that the below links are copies of the presentations as they were presented, they are not reports or final publications. Information provided within the presentation is also subject to change as participation and facility analysis work continues and the framework itself is further refined.

Participation findings included in the presentation are based on Cricket Victoria's 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16 MyCricket database, with further analysis on 2016/17 data to be incorporated into the final strategy.

We encourage you to review the presentation, in particular the Infrastructure Framework section and provide any feedback you may have to Annie Hateley from Cricket Victoria at ahateley@cricketvictoria.com.au by 5pm Friday, 13 October.

Victorian Cricket Infrastructure Strategy - Draft Infrastructure Framework Presentation -Metropolitan

Victorian Cricket Infrastructure Strategy - Draft Infrastructure Framework Presentation - Country 

The Draft Victorian Cricket Infrastructure Strategy is due for release in December.  


G21 & Cricket Victoria Barwon Regional Cricket Strategy

The local government authorities within the G21 region in partnership with Cricket Victoria, Cricket Australia and The Victorian Government have commissioned a strategy to guide the overall direction and development of cricket across the Barwon Cricket Region for the next 10 years.

insideEDGE has been appointed as the consultant for the project, working closely with Cricket Victoria, Cricket Australia and the Victorian Government through Sport & Recreation Victoria.

For a full project update, download Project Bulletin #1 here

Barwon Cricket Region clubs were surveyed in February 2017 through a Club Health Check Survey. Community members were also encouraged to participate in a local community survey to comment on cricket participation and infrastructure. Two consultation sessions were hosted by City of Greater Geelong in May 2017 with local councils and representatives of Barwon cricket.

For more information contact Annie Hateley on 03 9653 1186 or at ahateley@cricketvictoria.com.au

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