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Artist's impression of the upgraded WACA Ground

The demolition took 15 weeks to complete and will transform the venue into an accessible and inclusive community hub that will also include a café, new pavilion, change rooms and offices for WA Cricket.

Local contractor Brajkovich Demolition is committed to recycling up to 95 per cent of the stand's material through crushing facilities and its large salvage yard in the Swan Valley.

WA Cricket has also salvaged museum artefacts, memorabilia and re-usable catering equipment from the decommissioned stand.

The Prindiville Stand was officially opened in November 1984 as the initial stage of the ground's first major redevelopment to commemorate the Centenary of the WACA Ground.

Named after Bernie Prindiville, past president of the Western Australian Cricket Association, the stand became home to WA Cricket's administration offices.

Prindiville was a dedicated servant of cricket in WA, who led the fundraising initiatives for the first test match in Perth in December 1970 and was a key mover in raising $19 million towards the redevelopment of the ground.

The new administration building will be named after Prindiville, preserving an important part of WA cricketing history.

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

The project is jointly funded by the Australian Government, Western Australian Government, Western Australian Cricket Association and Cricket Australia. It is a key part of the Perth City Deal, a joint agreement between the three levels of government.

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