Council has appointed iDwala Pty Ltd for the construction of the Cricket Practice Enclosure, Thompson Reserve Inverloch in early July 2022.

This exciting project is to start the week of 04 July 2022 and is anticipated to be completed by mid-September 2022, subject to contractor and supplier availability, weather permitting and any COVID-19 impacts.

The total project cost is in the order of $400,000 with Council-adopted funding allocation of $300,000, which included funding support through the State Government’s Sport and Recreation Victoria’s Community Cricket Program ($100,000). In addition, The Inverloch Cricket Club, and the Inverloch Stars Soccer Club each will contribute $25,000 resulting in a Council receiving a total of $50,000 towards the completion of this project. Council acknowledges the significant contributions from both clubs.

This project represents an investment in sport and recreation facility in Inverloch and will create a high-quality multi-use cricket practice facility. This project will result in:

  • four (4) club only and one (1) community access practice wicket with synthetic grass surface which meet Cricket Australia guidelines and Cricket practice wicket enclosure. Multi-use training facilities incorporating cricket practice nets are fast growing in popularity due to their flexible nature and capacity to accommodate a range of activities. They provide an essential facility for cricket practice but also seamlessly accommodating other training outside of cricket, such as kick-about space for soccer practice.

The total project cost is in the order of $400,000 with Council-adopted funding allocation of $300,000, which included funding support through the State Government’s Sport and Recreation Victoria’s Community Cricket Program ($100,000). In addition, The Inverloch Cricket Club, and the Inverloch Stars Soccer Club each will contribute $25,000 resulting in a Council receiving a total of $50,000 towards the completion of this project. Additional costs to meet the budget shortfall ($50,000) will be managed within Council’s Capital Works Program. Council acknowledges the significant contributions from both clubs.

  • Appropriate traffic and pedestrian control measures will be implemented onsite during these works. This will be a construction zone and that we appreciate that for your own safety and others that access will be restricted. Our staff and contractor will notify nearby residents, businesses and user groups who may be impacted by these works. We appreciate that these works may present an inconvenience and we ask for your patience during these times. Our contractor will make every effort to minimise disruptions to recreation reserve users, motorists, residents, and businesses.
  • The use of heavy plant and machinery including noisy, and vibration works for construction including earthworks and use of trucks for removal or delivery of materials.
Location of cricket nets