The upgrade works, which commenced in April 2021, saw the expansion of the existing clubrooms and a cricket oval.

The cricket nets on site have been expanded, reticulation has been upgraded, a new carpark has been constructed, and state-of-the-art sport floodlighting has been installed.

The City of Rockingham acknowledged funding support received for the project from the State Government, Cricket Australia, the Australian Cricketers’ Association and WA Cricket through the Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund.

In addition, the City thanked the Australian Government for committing $335,000 towards the lower playing fields through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program.

Guided by the Koorana Reserve Master Plan, Mayor Deb Hamblin said the project was a key part of fulfilling the City’s Strategic Community Plan aspiration of planning for future generations.

“The upgrades the City has delivered at Koorana Reserve will be integral to catering for the rapid growth that the Port Kennedy Soccer Club and the Hillman Hornets Cricket Club are experiencing.

Along with the local community, students of the adjoining Koorana Primary school will also be able to enjoy the benefits of the improved sporting and recreation amenities available.

“Community sport is crucial to fostering positive physical and mental health outcomes for residents, and we look forward to community members of all ages, genders and backgrounds enjoying the facilities at Koorana Reserve for many years to come.”

WA Cricket CEO Christina Matthews said;

“The expansion and upgrade of Koorana Reserve’s sporting facility will inspire even more boys, girls, men and women to get active and enjoy the benefits of cricket. Local sporting clubs and volunteers are pivotal in our communities and this project certainly goes a long way to improving the cricket experience for the local community and supporting the continued growth in cricket participation across the area.

“I’d like to thank all parties involved in bringing this project to life, your support has produced fantastic facilities that will benefit the local cricket community well into the future.”