Howzat! Delivering Four New Cricket Clubs in Melbourne

By Dustin Halse MP

07 March 2022

The Andrews Labor Government is bowling up support to secure the future summers of cricket with new community cricket hubs in Maroondah, Hume, Casey, and Wyndham.

 

Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence officially announced more than $5.7 million from the Community Cricket Program will go towards establishing new hubs at Ringwood’s Jubilee Park, Casey Fields in Cranbourne East and the Hume Community Cricket Hub in Greenvale, while planning is well underway at Alfred Road Recreation Reserve in Werribee.

 

The four centres will encourage the development of future home-grown cricket players.

 

Dustin Halse, Member for Ringwood, is thrilled that $2.9 million will go towards the construction of a five-wicket indoor cricket training centre at Jubilee Park in Ringwood.

 

The training centre at Jubilee Park will complement a new two-storey pavilion officially opened by Minister Spence last Tuesday, after receiving $2 million in funding from the Labor Government.

 

Since 2019, the Community Cricket Program has invested more than $9.6 million in 45 cricket infrastructure projects across Victoria.

 

The Program is part of the Government’s investment of more than $1.1 billion in community sport and active recreation infrastructure since 2014.

 

For more information about the Community Cricket Program visit sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding.

 

 

Quote attributable to Member for Ringwood, Dustin Halse MP

 

“New indoor training facilities will complement the new pavilion and existing oval at the reserve and support the development of grassroots cricket pathways in Melbourne’s outer east.”