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.
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:
Game and Practice Facilities
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.
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.
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.