If Harrup Park is to continue to attract high level cricket to Mackay, such as WBBL, the Great Barrier Reef Arena project must go ahead.
If Harrup Park is to continue to attract high level cricket to Mackay, such as WBBL, the Great Barrier Reef Arena project must go ahead. Aidan Cureton

Cricket Australia throws support behind Harrup Park upgrades

CRICKET Australia officials have added their voice to the growing chorus of sporting bodies calling on Harrup Park Country Club's stalled Great Barrier Reef Arena project to go ahead.

The Federal Government has committed $10million to the project however the State Government funding required to match that pledge was left off last month's State Budget

The money will go towards upgrading the club's broadcast facilities - without this upgrade the club will continue to be unable to hosting top-level national sporting events. 

Cricket Australia head of government relations and infrastructure Grant Poulter said the project remained "a high priority for Cricket Australia and Queensland Cricket".

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"Expanded and upgraded facilities is essential to enhance opportunities for the hosting of elite cricket at Great Barrier Reef Arena in Mackay," Mr Poulter said.

"Mackay is a strong cricket town and the Mackay Cricket Association and Harrup Park Country Club are well organised and are great partners of ours."



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