Ted Summerton Reserve will be developed as a regional sporting hub for cricket, housing a centre of excellence with new high quality indoor training facilities to support the ambitions and development of the region’s future stars.
A state of the art indoor cricket training centre will incorporate cutting edge technology to facilitate high-level coaching and player education.
The centre will be multi-purpose, catering to a diverse cross-section of community groups and sporting clubs.
What’s happening now?
Construction has begun on the $3.5 million cricket centre of excellence at Ted Summerton Reserve.
The steel and timber framing is nearing completion with external wall cladding and windows being installed along with service rough in underway.
Plans for the facility include five indoor training wickets with extended run ups which will cater for multi-use across a range of sports, and four lanes of outdoor natural turf wickets.
The auxiliary building will contain community meeting rooms, office and administration spaces, change facilities and a first aid room.
Local company Langden Constructions was awarded the design and construct tender and is leading the site’s rapid transformation.
The current status of works is as follows:
- Steel work to front entry is complete
- Auxiliary building wall framing is complete along with roof trusses
- Roof cladding, skylights and roof insulation complete
- Roof cladding to auxiliary building complete
- Building wrap and external walls are underway
- Windows are currently being installed
- Storm water services are being installed
- Electrical rough in is completed
- Outdoor cricket wickets and store ready for groundworks
The design followed feedback from Cricket Victoria (CV), who provided a schedule of desired components for the centre of excellence in consultation with regional cricket groups; a revised concept was developed following discussion with user groups.
A $500,000 funding boost from Sport and Recreation Victoria in collaboration with Cricket Australia and CV has brought the total funding for the centre to $3.5 million, allowing for the full scope of inclusions.
A Project Reference Group consisting of local stakeholders continues to guide planning for the project.
The centre is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.