Lighting upgrade for sports reserve

installation of LED lighting at Collendina Reserve will allow sport to be
safely played at night while cutting energy use.

The City is
managing a $200,000 upgrade of the lighting infrastructure at the sports oval,
which is home to the Ocean Grove Collendina Cobras Junior Football Club and the
Collendina Cricket Club.

The project
proposes to remove existing lighting infrastructure at the Minerva Close
complex and replace it with four new LED light towers.

While the
environmentally-friendly technology will improve lighting levels, it will also
reduce energy consumption and be cheaper to run than a traditional equivalent
halogen installation.

lighting system also improves efficiency by distributing light exactly where it
needs to go, lowering glare and spilling less light into surrounding areas.

The upgrade
will help cater to the rapid growth of football in the local area, which has
been driven by a large uptake of participation among women and girls.

It was one of
13 projects in the Greater Geelong region that shared in a combined $1.37
million in state government funding through the ‘Pick My Project’ program.

The project
follows the upcoming installation of LED sports lighting at King Lloyd Reserve
in Newtown, which will allow more access to the reserve, particularly during
the winter months.

The City is
working with the Ocean Grove Collendina Cobras Junior Football Club to install
the towers at their home ground towards the end of 2019.

finalising details of the project, the City is receiving submissions from the
community via until 21 July.

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