The Windelya Sports Association's facility at Morris Buzacott Reserve home to the Kardinya Lakes Cricket Club, Melville City Hockey Club and Melville Turf, has been revamped thanks to a $30,000 investment through the ACIF.

The ACIF will contribute more than $4.3 million in 2020-21 into community facility projects, representing Cricket’s continued commitment to infrastructure funding.

The redevelopment of the Morris Buzacott Reserve facility was a joint project between the Western Australian Cricket Association, Cricket Australia, City of Melville ($930k), Windelya Sports Association ($694k) and the WA Government’s Community Sport and Recreation Facilities Fund ($400k).

Following a massive surge in female participation and membership, the clubs applied for the ACIF in hope it could assist with revamping the changerooms that were no longer adequate to support the growing local sports community.

The redevelopment has provided the facility with four suitably sized changerooms that support both male and female user groups, as well as a meeting room, kitchen and canteen.

The facility is also accessible to the entire community including people with a disability, which has helped enhance the work Kardinya Lakes CC is achieving in the all-abilities space with their Integrated Cricket League teams.

Kardinya Lakes Cricket Club Committee Member and Former President Ian Del Rosso said;

“It's really great to receive this level of funding through the ACIF to improve our club facilities and support our players.

"We have a large club and host women's, juniors, seniors and integrated cricket, and the upgraded facilities have improved the experience for each and every player, as well as our incredible volunteers.

"Local sport brings our community together and helps keep people healthy and active – our new facilities will go a long way in helping us retain existing participants and attracting new people to the Club.”

WACA General Manager – Community Cricket Jo Davies said;

“The WACA is delighted to be continuing our partnership with Cricket Australia and supporting community cricket infrastructure through the ACIF.

“We have provided financial support for some thoroughly deserved projects that have increased participation and provided better accessibility and inclusivity for our sport.

“The changerooms at Morris Buzacott Reserve is a great example of a successful project supported through the ACIF and we welcome applications for the 2020-21 round.”

About the Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund:

  • Cricket Australia, in partnership with State and Territory Associations, is committed to developing quality facilities that provide a welcoming environment for all participants, officials, volunteers and spectators
  • The ACIF will contribute more than $4.3 million in 2020-21 into community facility projects, representing Cricket’s continued commitment to infrastructure funding.
  • This investment has been bolstered by the commitment of additional funding to the ACIF via the Grassroots Cricket Fund of up to $1 million. The Grassroots Cricket Fund is a partnership between the Australian Cricketers' Association and Cricket Australia, with the funding being contributed by Australian cricketers to support cricket in local communities
  • The ACIF is open to all clubs, associations, schools, councils and cricket facility managers, acknowledging the important role that these partners play in providing facilities for community cricket across Australia.

Applications are now open until 12 March 2021.