Wurruk Cricket Club will begin the 2013/14 cricket season with new practise nets thanks to more than $10,000 in funding from the Victorian Coalition Government.
Deputy Premier and Member for Gippsland South Peter Ryan said the club has been unable to function properly following damage caused to their practice nets and pitches by the June 2012 floods.
“This timely funding will allow poles and netting around the practise area to be replaced and the damaged surface will be removed and replaced with a new synthetic surface,” Mr Ryan said.
“Ensuring sporting clubs have equipment and facilities that are safe and fully functioning is important to the Coalition Government.
“That’s why we’re pleased to support the re-establishment and replacement of flood-damaged assets, which are important to regional communities such as Wurruk.”
Wurruk Cricket Club’s Craig Young thanked the Coalition Government for its $10,157 boost to replace nets damaged by the June 2012 floods.
“Players have been unable to use the full net area due to the damage and this year we’re entering four teams, so having use of the full training area will be most beneficial,” Mr Young said.
“The club appreciates this funding which will allow us to replace the damaged infrastructure rather than patching it up, which is what we would have done, had we not received the grant.”
Mr Ryan said the Coalition Government was working in close partnership with local councils to ensure that the funding brings about the best local outcomes as communities recover from the 2012 floods.
“The Coalition Government is happy to commit $10,157 from the $2 million 2012 Flood Recovery Community Infrastructure Fund towards this $10,686 project, which will see Wurruk full prepared for the upcoming season,” Mr Ryan said.