The seeds have been sown and grass is growing at the Keegan Street Reserve as upgrade works near completion.
Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the redevelopment includes four natural turf wickets, one synthetic wicket and better irrigation including a new crown design and a new irrigation system.
“The grass has begun to sprout and will continue to grow throughout winter, while further drainage works are continuing at the western end of the ground,” Mr Chester said.
“These works will ensure that the field can be irrigated and drained properly during the cricket season and throughout the rest of the year.
“When it’s finished we will have an exceptional facility for the Morwell Cricket Club and wider Gippsland community.”
The $9 million project to upgrade the Morwell Recreation Reserve has included the construction of new netball courts, a shared cricket-netball pavilion, and a multi-purpose synthetic oval, which was officially opened in February.
Mr Chester secured $5 million from the Federal Government for the project, including $500,000 for the works at Keegan Street.
“The facilities at Morwell are some of the best available in Gippsland for our footballers, netballers and cricketers,” Mr Chester said.
“I hope these new facilities will encourage more people to get active and become involved with their local sporting clubs.
“I’m particularly pleased this significant investment in our sporting infrastructure has also supported local jobs as local businesses secured contracts to do the work.”