Future Development Report Nears Completion
4 August 2015  

The Western Australian Cricket Association Board tonight met to consider the findings and recommendations of the Future Development Strategy Committee’s (FDSC) Vision 2030 Report.

The Board was strongly supportive of the Report’s findings and recommendations, while noting that the negotiations regarding cricket content to be played at the new Perth Stadium between the WACA, Cricket Australia and the State Government, while positive, are yet to be finalised.

In this context, the Board has decided it would be premature to make any final decision on the Report prior to striking an agreement with the State Government.

The negotiations regarding the new Perth Stadium are scheduled to be completed by the end of August and it is the WACA Board’s intention to announce the findings, recommendations and intentions of the Association in the first week of September.

The Board and the FDSC, chaired by respected businessman Mr Michael Smith, has invested heavily in an extensive and thorough process over the past 14 months, resulting in a comprehensive report that sets out a proposed future blueprint for cricket in Western Australia.

This process has engaged multiple stakeholders with a direct interest in the future of the game and the WACA Ground.

WACA Chairman, Sam Gannon welcomed the Report and said that that the Board was excited by the vision it outlined, which would see cricket continue to prosper in Western Australia and meet the needs and expectations of Members, fans, teams, participants and all patrons.

"We are pleased with the progress of negotiations between the WACA, Cricket Australia and the State Government and we are confident these discussions will be successfully completed by the end of the month,” Mr Gannon said.

"However, in the interests of good governance and due diligence, it would be premature of the Board to make any final decisions on the Report’s recommendations until those negotiations have been satisfactorily resolved.

"The Board looks forward to announcing its decisions arising from the Report and the outcomes of the negotiations with the State Government in the first week of September.

"We sincerely thank all WACA Members and stakeholders for contributing to this important process.”