The oval at the Bass Recreation Reserve will soon receive a lighting upgrade, thanks to a $100,000 grant from Sport and Recreation Victoria’s Country Football and Netball program.
The Kilcunda-Bass Football Netball Club are contributing $50,000 to the $250,000 Project, with Bass Coast Shire Council contributing the remaining $100,000.
Bass Coast Shire Mayor, Cr Brett Tessari, said it was fantastic to see the Bass Recreation Reserve receiving further upgrades, after the netball facilities received a full overhaul earlier in the year.
“We welcome this funding from the State Government, and are excited that the project is now fully funded and ready to go,” Cr Tessari said.
“This lighting Project for the oval at the Bass Recreation Reserve will complement the upgrade works recently completed on the netball courts and significantly improve the facilities utilised by the Kilcunda-Bass Football Netball Club.”
The Project will include an upgrade to the power supply at the Reserve to accommodate the new lighting, which, following the upgrade, will meet Australian Standards for training (average of 100 lux across the oval). The existing lighting average is 12.5 lux, which is well below Australian Standards and makes it difficult for the Club to undertake night-time training sessions.
Council will advertise for tenders for the lighting installation in the coming weeks and expects that the Project will be completed in the early part of the 2020 football season.