Players can access existing, original toilets at Allan Border Oval but must bring their food and drink on match days. They will also need to shower off-site, or not at all.
“It’s not ideal for a first-rate cricket club like Mosman to have zero catering and change-room facilities for visiting teams,” Mr Adlam said.
“Club rooms and change facilities play a crucial role for all cricket clubs and can also impact player performance.
“It’s disappointing. We can put up with it for a bit longer, but we certainly don’t want to sit on the grass for three years,” he said.
Warwick Adlam (left) says Mosman Cricket Club players will not have adequate access to toilet and change room facilities this season.
Mosman Council said record Autumn rains, Covid and construction industry issues had delayed the project.
“Many major projects across Sydney and elsewhere have been impacted by these industry-wide changes,” a Council spokesperson told Mosman Collective.
The new pavilion won’t be completed until “late 2023” according to a Mosman Collective source.
The spokesperson confirmed brand-new grandstand steps are being demolished due to a building error.
“Unfortunately, the builder’s formwork moved during the concrete pour of the grandstand, and the final product did not meet the required construction tolerances or quality outcomes specified in the project,” the spokesperson said.
“Council issued an order for demolition and rebuild to ensure the longevity of the building as a patch-up repair would have reduced the useful life of the structure.
“The re-pour is being done with no additional costs to Council and has delayed the project by about four to six weeks.”