Ms VAGHELA (Western Metropolitan) (12:47): My constituency question is directed to the Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Minister for Youth and Minister for Community Sport, the Honourable Ros Spence, MP.
The Andrews Labor government has announced $13.5 million for a community cricket program. The applications are open for the 2020–21 round.
We have 235,000 registered cricket participants across Victoria. I am sure you all know about our love for cricket. Victoria is also Australia’s home for cricket.
The program has already delivered more than $1.4 million in grants to 15 projects. This second round of the program will deliver another $1.4 million for clubs and councils to develop or redevelop local cricket infrastructure. Clubs and communities can cater for even more Victorians, particularly women and girls, keen to be involved in the sport.
My question to the minister is: can the minister advise how this program will support cricket clubs in the Western Metropolitan Region?