The new outdoor cricket training facility was officially opened at Lethbridge Recreation Reserve today.
Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle MP and Golden Plains Shire Mayor Cr Gavin Gamble were joined by Damian Haywood, Secretary of the Lethbridge Cricket Club, to officially open the Lethbridge Cricket Net Upgrade.
The project delivered the relocation and construction of the outdoor training net facility consisting of three synthetic bays. The new infrastructure will allow for increased training capacity at Lethbridge Cricket Club and provide non-structured training opportunities for the Lethbridge community.
The $170,000 Lethbridge Cricket Net Upgrade was a partnership project, with $100,000 from the Victorian Government’s Community Cricket Program, $50,000 from Golden Plains Shire Council and $20,000 from the Lethbridge Cricket Club.
The Lethbridge Cricket Net Upgrade follows the Lethbridge Lights and Irrigation Project completed last year, which included four lighting towers and upgraded irrigation as part of a $450,000 partnership project from Council and the Victorian and Australian governments.
Quotes attributable to Michaela Settle MP, Member for Buninyong
“Lethbridge Cricket Club will get a huge boost with the three new cricket nets on top of the brand-new lighting installed recently. This will mean more local cricketers can train at the same time.”
“Better facilities will make it easier for locals to get into local sport and recreation and live active and healthy lifestyles.”
Quotes attributable to Golden Plains Shire Mayor Cr Gavin Gamble
“The new cricket training facility complements an impressive list of projects that have been delivered at Lethbridge Recreation Reserve over the past two years, including new lighting and irrigation of the oval, as well as fencing, carpark works, landscaping, and connecting pathway and trail improvements at Lethbridge Lake.
“Cricket is a popular sport in Golden Plains and Council is pleased to have completed new cricket nets in Lethbridge and Linton, as well as new hard wickets in Shelford, Bannockburn and Ross Creek, over the past year.”
Quote attributable to Brent Donaldson, President of Lethbridge Cricket Club
“The new cricket facilities are fantastic for us as a community and will make a huge difference to our club, especially our junior cricket program, in particular through the provision of safer and more inclusive infrastructure.”