Lights come on for local teams
New lights at four recreation reserves in Moorabool Shire will bring much better training and playing conditions as sports clubs resume play with the easing of restrictions in country Victoria.
Bungaree, Dunnstown, Wallace and Gordon have all had four new 30-metre light towers installed at their recreation reserves.
Bungaree and Dunnstown lighting systems have been upgraded to 150 lux, and Gordon and Wallace have been upgraded to 100 lux.
Councillor Tom Sullivan said the upgrades were a great result for those who used the reserves.
“These light upgrades provide greater opportunity for the community to use these community facilities.
“The grounds are predominantly used by the football clubs in winter and cricket clubs in summer, and the players at these clubs had been training at nights under pretty poor lighting conditions.
“The lighting levels were non-uniform across the playing surfaces which impacted on player safety, and there was ground deterioration on the parts of the ovals that were adequately lit.
“These new light towers will light up the whole oval, providing a safer and bigger space for training and playing.”
Councillor Lawry Borgelt said clubs would now be able to use the grounds in evenings and in poor natural light for longer hours.
“One of the drawbacks of having a poorly lit oval was it limited the time players could train on it. These new light towers can keep them on the track for longer.”
Dunnstown and Bungaree Football Netball clubs made significant contributions to the project with the rest of the funding coming from Council and the State Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Loans Scheme.