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The demolition took eight weeks to plan and one week to complete.

The stand will be relocated to a new pavilion, as part of the upgrades, preserving an important part of Western Australian cricketing history.

Constructed in 1970 for the very first men's test match played in Perth, it was originally called the Test Stand before being renamed in 1985 after former WA cricket captain John Inverarity.

Early works commenced in August this year with the oval lengthening. Major works are expected to commence in February 2022 with a gradual clearing of the north end of the WACA Ground and the demolition of the neighbouring Prindiville Stand.

The WACA Ground Improvement Project (WGIP) is anticipated to create 120 jobs in the construction phase and 250 ongoing jobs when operational.

The WGIP is jointly funded by the Australian Government, Western Australian Government, City of Perth, Western Australian Cricket Association and Cricket Australia.

The project is a key part of the $1.5 billion Perth City Deal, a joint agreement between the three levels of government.


Page reviewed 27 February 2023