Croquet Victoria
Advancing Croquet in Victoria

Croquet Infrastructure Plan

Growing croquet facilities:
Croquet infrastructure plan 2020-2030


In late 2017 the Department of Sport and Recreation awarded Croquet Victoria a grant of $40,000 to fund the development of a ten year infrastructure plan for croquet across the area of Croquet Victoria, to run from 2020 to 2030.

Jayson Moran of Insight Leisure Planning was appointed as the consultant to undertake the project. A reference group for the project was also established, comprising two SRV representatives (Ben O’Brien and Kirsty Reidy), a local government officer (Mark Patterson, Manager of Sport and Active Living at Ballarat City Council), and the CEO of a statewide sporting association (Sam Watson, General Manager, Lacrosse Victoria).

For this project, information has been collected about the facilities at every club in Croquet Victoria. In early 2018, LGAs, clubs and regions were surveyed. Later in the year a background information document and an initial Issues and Opportunities paper were sent to regions and clubs for comment. This feedback informed the current set of documents.


A draft report with recommendations and an action plan is now being circulated for feedback. Consultation closes on 15 March. Comments should be directed to Kate Patrick, convenor of the project working group:

Three documents are now available for discussion and feedback:

  1. Executive Summary and Action Plan.
  2. Draft Report, including a hierarchy framework for facilities at local, district, regional and state level, together with other material for updating our Croquet Facility Guide (Croquet Facility Guide, also available in a Full Colour Version).
  3. Background Research Report.

A final report incorporating feedback will be presented to Council for approval on 15 April.

The project will give us a plan for

  • establishing a hierarchy of facilities (local, district, regional, State)
  • working with LGAs on developing new clubs and improving existing facilities
  • recruitment activities.

It will also support work on existing facilities, tackling improvements needed in

  • clubhouses
  • lawns
  • lights
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