The new outdoor training pitches and nets are now ready for action and made possible by a $100,000 grant from the Government’s Community Cricket Program.
The home ground is now fitted out with five synthetic cricket pitches providing more opportunities for locals to practice their bowling and batting.
The new training wickets complement the recently completed pavilion upgrades, new lighting, play space and main oval upgrade, also backed by the Government with an investment of more than $1.6 million.
The redevelopment caters for the growing number of participants in community sport at clubs like Wallan District Cricket Club and Wallan Magpies Football Netball Club.
Since 2019, the Community Cricket Program – Community Facilities stream has invested more than $5.6 million in 59 cricket infrastructure projects across Victoria.
Investments like these are all about creating jobs, stimulating local economies, and improving the health, wellbeing, and social outcomes for Victorian communities.
The recent release of the Government’s Fair Access Policy Roadmap will also help to ensure women and girls get equal access to community sport facilities, like cricket training nets, across the state.
Mitchell Shire Council also contributed more than $283,000 to the project, and Cricket Australia $50,000 from its Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund.