WACA Members Vote To Retain Current Constitution
28 April 2017  
 
WACA Members last night voted on the proposed new Constitution for the Association, which resulted in a decision to retain the current Constitution.
 
Although a majority vote of 54% was received in favour of adopting the new Constitution, the numbers were insufficient to achieve the required level of 75% to enact change and, consequently, the proposed Constitution was not passed.
 
The new Constitution was presented by the Board following a thorough investigation, which began in 2014.
 
The WACA Board determined the Association’s Constitution needed to reflect the changes to cricket in Western Australia, including moving to a more contemporary structure to allow for better governance to support the continuing growth of cricket in WA and secure the game’s sustainability into the future.
 
The Board undertook extensive stakeholder engagement over two years with Members and the WACA’s affiliates, including Premier Cricket, which resulted in the final Constitution which was voted on by WACA Members last night.
 
The result of the vote from WACA Members has meant the existing Constitution will remain in place and the Association will continue to be governed under the existing Constitution.
 
WACA Chair and President Hon Dr Ken Michael AC said that while the proposed new Constitution was not voted in, the WACA Board would continue to focus on the development of cricket for all Western Australians and ensure the reputation of the Association was upheld.
 
"While the result of the vote was not the one the Association feels confident will secure the best future for the WACA, the Board will continue to govern in a way which promotes the game of cricket and which meets the needs and expectations of our Members and stakeholders,” Dr Michael said.
 
"The WACA Board will continue to lead the Association with best practice at their forefront of all discussions and decisions.
 
"The future of cricket in WA is bright and the Board is committed to ensuring the vision of the WACA to be leaders in Australian cricket is realised.”