The ACIF in Tasmania is funded in partnership between Cricket Australia and Cricket Tasmania, supporting playing and training facility upgrades around the state.
The most recent round provided $354,567.20 to 18 projects across the state, which has been one of the largest funding amounts the program has provided to date.
The successful applicants are:
Waratah-Wynyard Council – Wynyard sports masterplan
Kingborough District Cricket Club – Kingston second turf ground
Latrobe Cricket Club – Nets upgrade
Intercultural Sports League – Leslie Vale Oval redevelopment
Northern Midlands Council – Cressy training nets upgrade
Waimea Heights Primary – Replacement of centre pitch
Sassafras Cricket Club – Replacement of training nets
Cricket North (NTCA Ground) – Outdoor synthetic netting
Westbury Cricket Club – Nets upgrade
St Michael’s Collegiate School – New pitch at Ham Common
New Town Cricket Club – Permanent sightscreen repairs
Bracknell Cricket Club – Replacement of centre pitch
Woodbridge Cricket Club – Replacement of centre pitch
North Hobart Cricket Club – Synthetic training nets
Glenorchy Cricket Club – Synthetic nets upgrade
Ulverstone Secondary College – Synthetic nets upgrade
New Town Cricket Club – Indoor centre planning
Hadspen Cricket Club – New synthetic for centre pitch
Cricket Tasmania’s General Manager of Community Cricket, Alex King, said;
“Once again, we are thrilled to be able to offer the ACIF to our cricket clubs, associations, schools and Councils for projects that will improve the quality of experiences for our players, volunteers and supporters across grassroots cricket in Tasmania.
“Despite the costs associated with upgrading and developing new facilities, this investment is crucial to support the ongoing development of cricket in the community.
“We look forward to seeing these projects start coming to life in the coming months.”
Tasmanian Minister for Sport and Recreation, Nic Street, said the infrastructure funding from the governing body into projects around the state was welcome.
“I commend Cricket Australia and Cricket Tasmania for their ongoing investment into sporting infrastructure in Tasmania.
“Over the last two financial years the Tasmanian Government has invested $15 million into sporting facilities through the Leveling the Playing Field grants program, including three of the projects also funded through the ACIF.
“When the sports themselves provide infrastructure funding streams we are able to create a full suite of funding opportunities at all levels.”
One of the successful applicants to the ACIF was the Waratah-Wynyard Council, after their Wynyard sports masterplan received the tick of approval. Mayor Robby Walsh said;
“Waratah-Wynyard Council is greatly appreciative of the funding pledge from the Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund and the support of Cricket Tasmania for the development of infrastructure that will benefit community cricket.
“The ACIF funding will be used to construct turf wickets at the Wynyard Recreation Ground, relocate practice nets, and to provide upgrades in line with the Wynyard Sporting Precinct Masterplan.”
The 2022-23 round of the ACIF will open in due course.
01 August 2022