Lighting Up Shoalhaven Sportsfields
Published on 04 January 2021
Shoalhaven City Council is continuing to improve lighting at sportsfields with upgrade installations planned for early 2021 at Ulladulla Sporting Complex, Lyrebird Park in Nowra and Frogs Holla in Milton.
The new sportsfield floodlights use 50 per cent less power than traditional floodlight fittings. These are Council funded projects and is another step towards creating safer, energy efficient facilities for sportsgrounds in the Shoalhaven.
Mayor Amanda Findley said the new lighting will help to increase the safety and playability of sportsfields, especially during night-time training and will also benefit locations that host multi-day events which boost the local economy.
“The installation of energy saving LED lights reduces ‘light spill’ outside of fields, provides cost savings and reduces our energy consumption which is a great outcome for Council and the community,” said Clr Findley.
Nowra Showground will also see a fourth light tower installed to the main arena thanks to a grant of $76,361 from the NSW Government.
“The recent improvements to Nowra Showground ensure the venue is a real drawcard for significant agricultural, sporting and community events. I thank the NSW Government for continuing to support our community and assisting Shoalhaven City Council to improve community facilities to serve residents and visitors well into the future,” Clr Findley said.
This work follows recent installations that were undertaken including; Kangaroo Valley Basketball Court, Vic Zealand Oval at Shoalhaven Heads, six new 22-metre high light towers at Berry Showground and four new light towers, floodlights and electrical boards for the sportsfield at Nowra Showground.
Image: Shoalhaven City Council is installing energy-saving LED lights at three more sportsfields.