Tomorrow’s local cricket stars will soon be enjoying better facilities at Diggers Rest Recreation Reserve, with the announcement of more than $1.4 million in funding through the second round of the Community Cricket Program – Cricket Facilities stream.

Member for Sunbury Josh Bull today announced $100,000 funding to upgrade facilities at Diggers Rest Recreation Reserve.

The ground is the home of Diggers Rest Bulla Village Cricket Club and the funding will enable Melton City Council to relocate and build a new four-lane synthetic cricket net facility, including an extended training area to also act as a multi-purpose space for basketball, netball and other activities.

After a disrupted sports season over summer due to the pandemic, the Victorian Government is getting on with helping grassroots sport get back on track through initiatives like the Community Cricket Program.

By supporting clubs like Diggers Rest Bulla Village Cricket Club modernise their facilities, we’re giving grassroots communities the opportunity to cater for even more Victorians keen to do their communities proud.

These initiatives are part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to sport and active recreation, gender equality and encouraging all Victorians to get out there and get active.

The Community Cricket Program has invested more than $2.8 million into 30 cricket infrastructure projects across Victoria.

This initiative is part of the Government’s investment of over $1.1 billion into community sport and active recreation infrastructure since 2014.

For more information about the Community Cricket Program including current round recipients visit

Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull

“We’re getting on with the job of creating better facilities for our next generation, so they can emulate their sporting heroes like the Australian women’s cricket team who, in 2020, won the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Final on home soil.”

“This funding will inspire even more Sunbury boys, girls, men and women to sign up for the mighty Diggers Rest Bulla Village Cricket Club and enjoy the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle.”

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