New sports lighting, to comply with Australian Standards, and a power supply upgrade, have been installed at Stephenson Park in Sale.
Wellington Shire Mayor Carolyn Crossley officially switched on the new lights during a Sale City footy training session at the ground on Thursday 6 April.
The event was also attended by Councillors Ian Bye and Darren McCubbin, Dan Poynton from Sport and Recreation Victoria, and representatives from Sale City Football/Netball Club, Longford Cricket Club and Sale & District Touch Association. Unfortunately, Harriet Shing Member for East Gippsland was a late apology.
Mayor Crossley said: “The project has been ongoing for some time and it was a great pleasure to finally be able to flick on the lights at Stephenson Park.
“Completion of this project now enables users to train under compliant lights and gives users the capacity to host night competitions.
“Sale City Football/Netball Club are hoping to be able to attract an AFL Women’s game to the facility. This will be a great coup and pave the way for more high profile sporting events to the region.”
The project cost around $253,000 and has been funded with $100,000 from Sport and Recreation Victoria, $40,000 from Sale City Football/Netball Club, $7,000 from Sale & District Touch Association and $106,000 from Council.