Boost for local sporting facilities

Published on 17 March 2023


On 16 March 2023, State Member for Eastern Victoria Tom McIntosh MP joined Mayor Councillor Steve Holland to officially open sporting facilities across the Peninsula.

New cricket nets at AR & F Ditterich Reserve in Main Ridge

Mornington Peninsula Shire: $123,000
State Government’s Sport and Recreation Victoria's Community Cricket Project: $100,000
We’re excited to have officially opened the new three lane cricket nets at AR & F Ditterich Reserve in Main Ridge – home to the Main Ridge Cricket Club.
The project saw the removal of the previous cricket nets and building brand new enclosed three lane nets with synthetic grass.

New female-friendly facilities for Narambi Reserve oval

Mornington Peninsula Shire: $2,012,600
State Government’s Sport and Recreation funding: $490,704
Mornington’s Narambi Reserve is now set up with much-needed new female friendly sporting infrastructure through the construction of a new multi-purpose oval, sports field lighting to training standard and pathways.
Narambi Reserve is the home of the Mornington Junior Football Club and is an overflow site for the Mornington Cricket Club and Moorooduc Cricket Club. 
The new oval and facilities will help the clubs continue to grow their participation, especially in female membership for AFL and cricket

New soccer pitch at Emil Madsen Reserve

Mornington Peninsula Shire: $408,559
State Government’s 2020-21 World Game Facilities Fund: $420,000
We’ve officially opened the new senior soccer pitch at Emil Madsen Reserve in Mount Eliza.
The project delivered a senior sized soccer pitch including drainage, irrigation, supporting infrastructure, natural grass and sports lighting.
The upgrade was due to the significant growth in participation at the Mount Eliza Soccer Club, in line with growth in soccer participation on the Peninsula.


PHOTO CAPTION (L-R): Ash Whitfield, Tom McIntosh MP, Shire CEO John Baker, Mayor Holland, Dave Letch, Jacob Piwowar and Greg Hay at AR & F Ditterich Reserve


PHOTO CAPTION (L-R): Harvey White, Shire CEO John Baker, Paul Bampton, Stewart Lockie, Sarah White, Tom McIntosh MP, Chris Lyne, Mayor Holland, Katrina O'Malley, Andrew Foran, Rebecca Wood, Derek Rotter, Mark Stahel and Sam Polatidis at Narambi Reserve.


PHOTO CAPTION (L-R): Shire CEO John Baker, Tom McIntosh MP , Aidan Gallagher, Justin Sheppard, Mayor Holland, Chris Lyne, Justin Gately, Rebecca Wood, Paul Bampton and Mark Stahel at Emil Madsen Reserve.


Quotes attributable to Mayor Councillor Steve Holland:
“Local sport and recreation are a way of life on the Mornington Peninsula – this creates ever increasing demands for additional and improved facilities.
“Thanks to our collaboration with the State Government, we’ve been able to improve three reserves across the Peninsula to cater for our growing sports participation.”



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