Work in April to install the new fencing around the River Road ground (Photo: Kingaroy Junior Cricket)

May 13, 2022

The $115,000 redevelopment of the River Road cricket ground in Kingaroy is now complete after the installation of fencing, a new cricket pitch and two practice nets.

Funding for the upgrades were provided by Kingaroy Junior Cricket, the South Burnett Regional Council, Tarong Community Partnership Fund, Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund, Queensland Cricket and the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

“This is an investment in our youth, community sport and future needs,” Cr Danita Potter said.

“It has been a fantastic opportunity for a number of organisations to partner and provide support in a variety of ways for an outcome that will benefit our community for years to come.”

Cr Potter said local businesses and contractors were used wherever possible.

The upgraded facility is available for use by all residents and community groups, including for social cricket games.

“Everyone is welcome,” Kingaroy Junior Cricket’s River Road project manager Cameron Watson said.

“Kingaroy Junior Cricket is excited with the results of the River Road cricket redevelopment project and look forward to putting many runs on the board.

“It has been a fantastic project and we’d like to thank everyone involved for their contributions.”

The Kingaroy Junior Cricket Association offers a junior cricket program for children aged five and above.

For more information visit www.playcricket.com.au and search for “Kingaroy Junior Cricket”, or visit the Kingaroy Junior Cricket Facebook page 

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