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Cricket prides itself on having a strong connection with Local Government.

Cricket Victoria has established a Public Policy and Government Relations Team with Brett Wood – Public Policy & Government Relations Manager and Annie Hateley – Partnerships & Government Relations Manager.

The team will work closely with all levels of government and the cricket community to support the infrastructure and community programs development.

We send out specific local government communications once a month on facilities specifications and case studies, grants and funding opportunities, community engagement and seeking feedback and consultation on state-wide planning and strategy developments.

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Common Ground

A Unified Plan for Victorian Cricket Facilities Development

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Cricket Victoria (CV) has developed a cricket facilities development plan for Victoria based on feedback from local government, cricket associations and Bartercard Premier Cricket clubs.

The resource entitled “Common Ground” – A Unified Plan for Victorian Cricket Facilities Development aims to provide direction on cricket facilities development and to articulate strategies for working together with our partners to meet current and future needs.

The plan aligns closely to the strategy for Victorian and Australian cricket where key targets exist including:

  • Ensuring all cricketers have access to appropriate facilities throughout the season including appropriate cricket facilities in each key growth area
  • Protecting and improving cricket’s facilities by increasing utilisation and partnering with government and other sports
  • Grow investment in the game

The plan is based on two key principles; collaboration and community value. With over 327,000 participants in the game across clubs, schools and indoor cricket, this plan will underpin facility development over coming years.

To read Common Ground, please click here.

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.

Victorian Cricket Infrastructure Strategy – Draft

The Victorian Cricket Infrastructure Strategy (VCIS) is nearing completion. A draft is currently being circulated to stakeholders for final comment and will then be circulated to the Cricket Victoria board prior to released.

The VCIS has five key priority areas previously identified in Cricket Victoria’s Common Ground facility planning resource:

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

Throughout 2017, 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 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. The frameworks were circulated and posted on this website for comment.

With the final draft nearing completion, Cricket Victoria will now prepare to release the final Victorian Cricket Infrastructure Strategy at Cricket Victoria’s Local Government Forum on Monday 19 March 2018.

For more information, contact Annie Hateley at

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) 9085 4066 or at

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