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WA’s cricket boom allows for $2.1 million Lilac Hill Park upgrade

“As the WBBL continues to grow, it’s important that we invest in the game and build facilities that match the professionalism that we provide for the men’s game.”

Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray said it was important the state government delivered decent facilities to support the participation growth.

“Women and girls who play community sport are all too familiar with having to use inappropriate facilities before and after games – and in many cases, no facilities at all,” Mr Murray said.

“The demand for our female-friendly facilities initiative has been so significant we have allocated more than a quarter of total sporting infrastructure funding to projects focused on improving on lack of unisex or female-appropriate change rooms in community sport.”

Under the scheme, the existing change rooms will be refurbished and extended and an umpires change room, first aid room and match room office will be constructed.

The existing clubroom, toilets, kitchen and the park’s ageing pavilion will also be upgraded.

The project will be co-funded by state and local governments.

The City of Swan will contribute $1,750,000 while $350,000 will come from the state government.

The redevelopment is due to be completed in December this year.

AAP

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