The Gippsland Regional Cricket Centre features a five-lane indoor cricket training area kitted out with cutting edge technology, including bowling machines and motion capture cameras, to facilitate high-level coaching and player education.
It includes four outdoor practice wickets, new change rooms and amenities, as well as administrative space.
Locals and visiting athletes alike will benefit from the multi-purpose facility which will cater to a range of community groups and sporting clubs.
The Victorian Government has provided $3.5 million, which includes $3 million from the Latrobe Valley Sports and Community Initiative, through the Latrobe Valley Authority, and $500,000 from the Community Cricket Program, through Sport and Recreation Victoria.
Having a new cricket excellence in the heart of the Valley will enhance the area’s ability to attract and host major events, and help inspire the next generation of Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades.
It will bring health social and economic outcomes to Moe and Gippsland as a whole for generations to come.
The Moe facility is the second of eight regional venues to be developed with support from the Victorian Government, to service the needs of both community cricket and performance pathways throughout country Victoria.
Local company Langden Constructions won the design and construct tender for the facility, boosting jobs and the economy in the region, while fellow local firm JJC Design completed the design works.
The Big Bash League will return to the venue on 22 December with an in-season game between the Melbourne Stars and Hobart Hurricanes.