Hon Mick Murray MLA

Hon Mick Murray MLA

Minister for Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering; Sport and Recreation

    Synthetic wickets turfed out at White Knights Baldivis Cricket Club

    30/01/2018 3:30 PM
    • $40,000 for new turf wickets for the White Knights Baldivis Cricket Club
    • Local Projects, Local Jobs fund supporting community sport and creating local employment 

    Baldivis cricketers will soon be able to practice on turf training wickets, thanks to a $40,000 upgrade championed by Baldivis MLA Reece Whitby.


    Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray today joined Mr Whitby at White Knights Baldivis Cricket Club to announce funding to replace existing synthetic training wickets with new turf pitches.


    Funded through the McGowan Government's Local Projects, Local Jobs initiative, the new wickets will be located at Baldivis Secondary College, allowing the club, school students and the wider community to access them.


    The $40,000 contribution will enable the club to develop the new wickets and buy relevant maintenance equipment such as a mower - supporting local jobs and small businesses.


    The McGowan Government's Local Projects, Local Jobs fund is supporting more than 200 community sport and recreation projects across the State, creating jobs and building stronger and healthier communities.


    Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:


    "Community sport is so important for the mental and physical health of our communities. Importantly these are shared facilities so the White Knights Cricket Club, school students and other locals can all enjoy them.


    "Reece Whitby has championed this project from the beginning and I am delighted to be able to help deliver this funding.


    "This project will not only boost local sport - it will help create jobs in the local area, through the initial investment and the ongoing work involved in maintaining the wicket."


    Comments attributed to Baldivis MLA Reece Whitby:


    "I am thrilled to be able to support such a great local sporting club. The White Knights Baldivis Cricket Club has an active membership and proud tradition.


    "This election commitment allows the purchase of much-needed wicket preparation and maintenance equipment as well as another wicket.


    "The club has a close association with Baldivis Secondary College which is a specialist cricket school and this commitment will benefit the school as well. The grant will also assist in encouraging local children in pursuing a healthy sporting activity."


    Minister's office - 6552 6400