A $5.2 million Lotterywest grant has been presented by WA Premier Roger Cook to the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) for its increasingly impressive-looking WACA Ground Improvement Project.
The new funding will help to deliver an all-abilities playground and enhanced art and signage to the precinct, in the process making the WACA become “one of the country’s most welcoming all-abilities venues in the country.”
Along with the playground, the development also features calming and sensory rooms, specialised accessible gym equipment, interpretation works for the museum and all-ability changing facilities, supporting people living with disability.
“We have an exciting vision for East Perth, and my Government is committed to ensuring people living, working and recreating in the city have the facilities they need,” said Mr Cook.
“Lotterywest and the WACA are part of the fabric of Western Australia and it’s fantastic that they are coming together to craft a space for everyone to enjoy.”
The grant also goes towards art reflecting social and Aboriginal cultural history of the area, plus braille and audio looping in key areas of the grounds.
“This project is part of a larger effort to renew East Perth, and bring more vibrancy into this key part of the city,” added Perth MLA John Carey.
“Lotterywest’s funding of this playground and additional facilities is great news for local families, and will help to make the WACA a go-to destination close to the Swan River and Perth CBD.”
Find out more about the WACA Ground Improvement Project here.