Joint Media Release
Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie
Acting Leader of The Nationals
Minister for Sport
Minister for Rural Health
Minister for Regional Communications
Senator for Victoria
Mr Trevor Ruthenberg
LNP Candidate for Longman
5 July 2018
Burpengary Cricket Club will benefit from the stronger economy created by the Turnbull Government with funding for new cricket pitches, lights and upgrades to existing facilities at the club.
Sports Minister Senator Bridget McKenzie today announced $66,000 would be spent on new concrete pitches, upgrades to existing practice wickets and lighting for the venue.
The Turnbull Government is bringing the budget back to balance a year earlier than expected on the back of record job creation and stronger economic growth. This has enabled the budget to allocate more funding for better facilities at local clubs across the country.
“Our strong economic management has created the opportunity to provide more local funding for clubs like Burpengary Cricket Club which are such a vital part of the Longman community.”
“Burpengary had eight junior cricket teams last season as well as 35 participants in the T20 Blast and In2Cricket events. Cricket is our national sport and I am delighted to help deliver better facilities at this great club.
“LNP candidate for Longman Trevor Ruthenberg deserves strong praise for advocating on behalf of the Burpengary Cricket Club. He knows the important role the club plays in the region.”
Mr Ruthenberg thanked the Turnbull Government for their commitment to the region.
“This is a great result for the Burpengary Cricket Club. Everyone knows this growing club needed better facilities and I am pleased to have been able to make that happen because of the strong position the Turnbull Government’s budget is in.”
“With eight junior teams I hope the new facilities help create the Australian cricket stars of tomorrow.”
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