Danielle Green, Member for Yan Yean, today visited the popular cricket venue to officially launch the new facilities, made possible by a $180,000 investment from the Victorian Government’s Local Sports Grants initiative.

The new three lane training wickets at Laurimar Recreation Reserve augment training facilities that were struggling to keep up with the growing interest in cricket and local sport, especially from women and girls.

The new synthetic wickets provide a large open, public use synthetic space that will also provide an alternative training area for the football and netball clubs located at the Reserve.

The Victorian Government has invested more than $1.05 billion in community sport and recreation infrastructure since 2014.

This includes a recent budget $110 million boost to the Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program as well as an extra $27 million to make sure our sports facilities are more accessible to more people.

From playspace upgrades to new lighting, investments like these provide high-quality and accessible places for Victorians to reap the benefits of sport and active recreation participation.

Investments like these are all about creating jobs, stimulating local economies, and fast-tracking community recovery by improving the health, wellbeing, and social outcomes for Victorian communities.

Ms Green acknowledged the Whittlesea City Council for its financial contribution to the Laurimar Recreation Reserve project.

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Quotes attributable to Member for Yan Yean, Danielle Green

“I’d like to congratulate the volunteers at the Laurimar Cricket Club for their tireless advocacy and hard work to ensure that their increasing number of players are supported with high-quality training facilities.”

“The new cricket nets at Laurimar Recreation Reserve provide a real incentive for local clubs to ramp up their training and development and for locals to join in the fun.”

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