Pitch perfect summer

A new community pavilion is also being built at the reserve.

Local cricket and footy is set for a new era at the Diggers Rest Recreation Reserve following the completion of new works.

Community Sport Minister Ros Spence joined Melton mayor Kathy Majdlik, Sunbury MP Josh Bull and local clubs on December 14, to officially open the new cricket training facility and oval two upgrades.

It’s the first of several facilities to be rolled out at the reserve in the coming months, and Ms Spence said it will go a long way to inspire people.

“The new nets and oval will go a long way to inspire even more locals to join in the fun at the reserve, providing a great new space for sports players to take their game to the next level,” she said.

The new facilities will support high levels of growth and participation in local sport for the three clubs who use the facility, including Diggers Rest Bulla Village Cricket Club, Diggers Rest Football Netball Club and Diggers Rest Junior Football Netball Club

The new nets feature four cricket training bays with a synthetic surface and a multi-use space that can be used all year round.

A new community pavilion is also being built at the reserve, which will include female-friendly change rooms, a community kitchen and canteen. It is expected to be complete by March 2024.

Details: sport.vic.gov.au.