It’s ranked as one of the world’s top 10 cricket venues, and known as one of New Zealand’s most picturesque and historic cricket grounds.

Our aim

  • Keep the Basin as the premier test cricket venue in New Zealand and celebrate the heritage of cricket
  • Enhance the Basin Reserve as a local recreation space by opening up the ground with better space for community activity.
  • Strengthen the ‘village green’ feel of the Basin for all users and create a more connected and outward-facing Basin Reserve.

The process

The Council wants to redevelop the Basin Reserve and make it a better place for everyone to use and enjoy and has endorsed the Master Plan as the guiding document for its redevelopment. We are taking a staged approach so that we can get feedback from the public and other stakeholders at an early stage to inform the design work.

The process is outlined in detail below.