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A general view of play during Game 1 of the Women's One Day International series between Australia and New Zealand at the WACA on February 22, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Photo: A general view of play during Game 1 of the Women's One Day International series between Australia and New Zealand at the WACA on February 22, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

  • State Government provides $100,000 for unisex changerooms at the WACA Ground to make facilities more female-friendly
  • Work expected to be completed ahead of the 2020 Women's T20 World Cup in March 2020
  • State Government's focus on improving women's sporting facilities continues

The WACA currently only has one set of change rooms — constraining the venue's ability to host women's and men's cricket double headers and community events.

The unisex facilities will ensure a more inclusive environment at the venue and support the booming uptake of the women's game in Western Australia.

The WACA is set to host the 2020 Women's T20 World Cup in March, including two double headers.

The $100,000 was provided through the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) — the State Government's flagship sporting infrastructure fund. The total project cost is $300,000.

The State Government has made upgrading the poor state of Western Australia's women's sporting facilities a priority in recent years.

The last round of the CSRFF saw one quarter of the total $12 million funding pool allocated to projects which support women's sport, including upgrading change rooms to make them unisex.

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Page reviewed 30 July 2019