Ballan AFL and cricket teams score with new funding

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21 July 2021

Ballan’s cricket and AFL stars will soon be enjoying better facilities at Ballan Recreation Reserve with the announcement of that over $221,000 will be invested in new Cricket training facilities and nets for the AFL goals.

Michaela Settle Member for Buninyong today announced $120,328 in funding from the Andrews Labor Government will help deliver new facilities at Ballan Recreation Reserve.

The ground is the home of Ballan Cricket Club and Ballan Football and Netball Club and the funding will enable Moorabool Shire Council to upgrade the facilities for these clubs.

Ballan Recreation Reserve Cricket Training Nets will consist of three synthetic pitches and a total project cost of $178,740 of which $98,740 will be contributed through the Victorian Government’s Community Cricket Program.

New safety nets will be installed behind the North end AFL goals at Ballan Recreation Reserve to ensure the safety of Reserve visitors during matches and training session thanks to a $21,588 grant from the AFL Safety Goal Netting Project with a total project investment of $43,177.

By supporting the Ballan clubs to 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.

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 Buninyong Michaela Settle MP

 “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 boys, girls, men and women in Ballan to sign up for their local footy or cricket club and get more out of like.”

Quotes attributable to Moorabool Shire Council Mayor, Cr Tom Sullivan


“Today’s announcement by the State Government is welcome news indeed. It is a fantastic outcome for the Ballan Cricket Club, Ballan Football Netball Club and the community.”