Howzat for progress!
Published on 22 July 2021
Rosebud Cricket Club will receive new cricket nets as part of a $280,000 funding initiative from the Mornington Peninsula Shire.
The club, who have their home at Olympic Park, Rosebud, will see a redevelopment of the nets that will benefit members of the cricket club and the wider community.
The project involves the demolition of the existing cricket nets at Olympic Park and building a new enclosed four lane training net facility with synthetic grass.
Work has already begun on the redevelopment which is set to be completed by September 2021.
The Mornington Peninsula Shire is funding $150,000 towards this project and has secured a further $100,000 from State Government through the Community Cricket Infrastructure Program. Cricket Australia has also provided $30,000 as part of the Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund.
To find out more, visit: mornpen.vic.gov.au/majorprojects
Quotes attributable to Mayor Councillor Despi O’Connor:
“We’re pleased this redevelopment as part of our Sports Capacity Plan will provide safe, high quality and compliant cricket nets for the local community.”
Quotes attributable to Seawinds Ward Councillor Antonella Celi:
“The new Cricket nets are a win for the Rosebud Cricket Club who can now safely train up their players at Olympic Park Reserve.”
Quotes attributable to Seawinds Ward Councillor Debra Mar:
“The current cricket nets at Olympic Park have become a safety hazard, these upgrades will enhance sporting opportunities for locals who love their game.”
Quotes attributable to Seawinds Ward Councillor Kerri McCafferty:
“The new cricket training nets will provide a safe training opportunity for players and coaches.”