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Junction Oval

FUTURE OF THE JUNCTION OVAL

April 2016

12/4/2016 City of Port Philip Council meeting approved the proposed Amendment C119 which will facilitate the development of Junction Oval for use by VCCC

October 2015

JunctionOvalThe Minister announced commencement of the new Junction Oval facility – work is scheduled to commence before the end of the year.  Follow the links below for more information on the oval upgrade. A fly over view of the development is available on the Cricket Victoria website at http://www.cricketvictoria.com.au/about/vccc

http://www.cricket.com.au/news/junction-oval-40-million-redevelopment-cricket-victoria-step-closer/2015-10-14

https://au.news.yahoo.com/video/watch/29812354/historic-patch-to-receive-millionaire-makeover/#page1

http://tenplay.com.au/news/melbourne/2015/10/14/40-million-facelift

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December 2014

The Premier announced on Christmas Eve the Government’s intention to honour its pledge of $25 million to the upgrade of Junction Oval as the new home of Victorian Cricket.  The new facilities and upgrade of the two existing heritage stands will be a total cost of $40 million.  Now that Cricket Victoria have the commitment of the $25 million from Government towards the total cost it will mean that work will commence on the new facility in 2015.

From The Age, 10/04/14 
The romantic notion of the St Kilda Football Club returning home to the Junction Oval has moved one step closer to reality following top-level talks between the AFL and the Victorian government.
Premier Denis Napthine and Minister for Sport Damian Drum last week gave the AFL the green light to explore the potential establishment of a co-tenancy arrangement at the historic St Kilda ground between the Saints and Cricket Victoria.
Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/saints-closer-to-heading-home-20140409-36dm6.html#ixzz2yR0TZ0ez

It has been the historic home of St Kilda Cricket Club for in excess of 150 years, during which time it has nurtured many Victorian & Australian cricket legends including Shane Warne and Bill Ponsford.  

For a recent update on the future of the Junction Oval go to:
https://www.facebook.com/heraldsun/posts/609145495827880?stream_ref=10

Junction Oval, for those who do not know it, is located is at the south east end of Albert Park Reserve in Lakeside Drive just near Fitzroy Street at St Kilda Junction.

For our community it is part of our history with its two old heritage stands as the backdrop to cricket played on the oval.  Many older members of our community will have fond memories of attending first class cricket and football there.
Cricket Victoria, the State’s peak governing body responsible for the development of cricket, has also had use of the ground for many years.

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Articles from 2013: Dedicated training venue
With the 2015 World Cup looming, Cricket Victoria identified  that Junction Oval would be an ideal venue for  a dedicated training venue supporting international teams; hosting first class events, including the increasingly popular women’s cricket; a new state centre to provide a home for Victoria’s indigenous, deaf, blind and disability cricket teams  and more .   .  The aim of the proposed Cricket Victoria project is to develop a first class sporting facility which will consolidate Cricket Victoria’s administration, development and training functions into a single location and provide a state-of-the-art community sporting and education complex.
To date Cricket Victoria has been unable to secure funding for this project from the Federal and State government.  Along with other factors, it has culminated in leases being discontinued at the end of April 2014.

We see that the project proposed by Cricket Victoria would bring considerable benefits to our community if it were to proceed, such as:

If the project proposed by Cricket Victoria is not successful, that is if it is not able to raise the funding required , we would lose this opportunity.   From a community perspective we would then have to consider.

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