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SA Cricket Infrastructure Strategy
South Australian Cricket Infrastructure Strategy 2019-2029
In 2017, SACA undertook a comprehensive audit of South Australian cricket facilities as part of the Cricket Australia led National Facilities Audit project.
The 12-month auditing process, which examined more than 500 cricket venues and 600 fields used regularly by our cricket clubs across the state, created a strong bank of data to guide plans for future infrastructure needs state-wide.
Following the audit, a South Australian Cricket Infrastructure Strategy (SACIS) 2019-29 is being developed, which will provide a strategic approach to the development of cricket infrastructure to ensure the successful delivery of community cricket outcomes across South Australia.
The project is being funded by SACA, Cricket Australia and the State Government’s Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing.
InsideEDGE Sport and Leisure Planning consultants have been appointed to analyse and map relevant audit data and assist in the strategy development, which is due to be completed by June 2019.
Consultation with stakeholders has featured as a major part of the development of this Strategy. Stakeholders include but are not limited to the Office for Recreation and Sport and the State Government, Cricket Australia, Cricket Associations, Cricket Clubs, Local Councils, Schools and other sporting organisations.
Initial consultation included an online survey followed by 20 workshops in metropolitan and country areas with cricket associations, councils and the Office for Recreation and Sport.
State of Play Report and Infrastructure Framework
A key milestone of the project has been the recent completion of Stage 3 which included a ‘State of Play Report and Infrastructure Framework.’ The purpose of this document is to present the research and key findings that have led to the development of the South Australian Cricket Infrastructure Framework.
Current and forecast participation numbers, facility information and stakeholder consultation outcomes for each cricket region are presented and provides the evidence to support the framework.
The State of Play Report and Infrastructure Framework have been informed by a detailed analysis of facility and stakeholder needs and a supply and demand assessment that will guide future development priorities and form recommendations within the Strategy due for completion in July 2019.