Wade Park upgrade plans in proposed budget

10 months ago
New grandstand preliminary plans 2

A two-pronged plan to upgrade Wade Park is part of the proposed budget plan for 2019/20.

Capital projects listed in the budget include :

  • $1.8 milion for the new Cricket Centre of Excellence
  • $2 million for a new grandstand alongside the new cricket centre.

The council has recently approved the DA for the new cricket centre and is expected to award the construction tender in the coming months.

The proposal for an additional grandstand is currently unfunded and would rely on additional government grants.

The plan is to make use of the design of the cricket centre to build an additional structure over one side of the building to create a 400-seat grandstand.

The cricket centre is funded both by grant funding and from council resources. The proposed grandstand is 100% grant dependent.

The period for community consultation on the 2019 Draft Budget has concluded. A report on the community response will be considered by staff and presented to the 25 June council meeting.