STUMPING UP FOR CRICKET IN DONNYBROOK

Minister for Community Sport, Ros Spence today announced applications were now open for the fourth and final round of the $13.5 million Community Cricket Program – Community Facilities stream and also announced the latest projects to benefit from the third round of Program.

Tomorrow’s local cricket stars will soon be enjoying better facilities at Olivine Reserve (Greenfield site), with the announcement of more than $1.1 million in funding through the third round of the Community Cricket Program – Cricket Facilities stream.

Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green today announced $100,000 funding to upgrade facilities at Olivine Reserve.

The funding will enable Whittlesea Council to partner with Mirvac to construct a brand new three lane cricket training net facility, built to Cricket Victoria infrastructure guidelines, to meet the sporting needs for a rapidly growing local population.

After a disrupted sports season in 2021, the Victorian Government is getting on with helping grassroots sport get back on track through initiatives like the Community Cricket Program.

By supporting the modernisation of sporting facilities, we’re giving grassroots communities the opportunity to cater for even more Victorians keen to do their communities proud.

These initiatives are part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to sport and active recreation, gender equality and encouraging all Victorians to get out there and get active.

This initiative is part of the Government’s investment of over $1.1 billion into community sport and active recreation infrastructure since 2014.

For more information about the Community Cricket Program including current round recipients visit
https://sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/our-grants/community-cricket-program

Quotes attributable to Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green

“We’re getting on with the job of creating better facilities for our next generation, so they can emulate their sporting heroes like the Australian women’s cricket team who, in 2020, won the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Final on home soil.”

“This funding will inspire even more local boys, girls, men and women to get active and enjoy the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle.”