New nets at Ballan Recreation Reserve

Published on 21 November 2023

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Moorabool Shire Mayor Cr Ally Munari was delighted to join Member for Eureka Michaela Settle and Cr Moira Berry in Ballan today to officially open the new cricket training facility and football safety nets at the Ballan Recreation Reserve.

Members of the Ballan Cricket Club, Ballan Recreation Reserve Committee of Management and AFL Central Goldfields were part of the celebrations to acknowledge the project completion of the $266,000 nets and training lanes.

The project includes three cricket lanes (two club lanes and a public lane) with fully enclosed nets and the installation of football safety nets behind the north end goals, to stop footballs going on the road and into neighbouring properties.

“This is a great addition to Ballan Recreation Reserve, which is still celebrating the opening of their $4 million new pavilion,” Cr Munari said.

“The cricket and football clubs, other users and the public had less than ideal facilities here for so long, so it’s so exciting for everyone to have access to these modern, purpose-built facilities.

“We thank the Victorian Government for their investment in the Ballan community with the makeover to Ballan Rec Reserve.”

Funding for the cricket nets came from Sports and Recreation Victoria ($94,740), Council ($94,749) and Cricket Victoria ($30,000).

The football safety nets were funded by Sports and Recreation Victoria ($21,275) and Council ($21,275).

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