Ash, a member of the Yugera people who are the traditonal owners of the land in this area, spoke to QC and CA staff and members of the buiding and project team before performing a smoking ceremony to welcome all and cleanse the area.
Work continues on the project, which makes up the Final stage of the National Cricket Campus project.
The completed redevolpment is expected to be handed over in May next year.
The Campus comprises three stages across the Shaw Road Redevelopment (Stages A & B) and the Allan Border Field Precinct Redevelopment (Stage C). It will provide facilities that can be utilised by international, national, and state teams, pathway programs and community cricket clubs.
It also encompasses the Bupa National Cricket Centre at Albion which sits adjacent to Allan Border Field.
As Australian Cricket’s leading national infrastructure project, the $18.8 million project is supported by the Australian and Queensland Governments, Brisbane City Council, Cricket Australia, Queensland Cricket and Northern Suburbs District Cricket Club.
Queensland construction firm Hutchinson Builders are the principal contractor completing Stage C after successfully delivering Stages A and B at Shaw Road.
The scope of works for the redeveloped Allan Border Field will see the expansion of the oval on the eastern side, while the revamped precinct will see new off-field facilities, improved drainage, terrace seating, flood lighting and the installation of an electric scoreboard.
The upgrade will include five new training pitches as part of the refurbishment of the Ray Lindwall Oval as well as the expansion of the Allan Border Field centre block to include additional pitches.