More Nillumbik sporting clubs can extend their oval use for training in the early mornings and evenings, allowing for additional teams and membership growth, thanks to recent lighting upgrades at local ovals.
Nillumbik Councillors Frances Eyre and Natalie Duffy joined Eltham MP Vicki Ward and the presidents of the Eltham Rugby Union Club, Lower Eltham Cricket Club and Eltham Lacrosse Club for the official launch of the upgrades on Friday.
Cr Eyre said the upgrades would also help with the retention of players and members through the winter season, as well as improve safety with better visibility.
Cr Eyre also acknowledged the clubs’ volunteers.
“Thank you for your hard work and persistence to continually improve our amazing clubs and facilities for our sports-loving community,” she said.
The lighting upgrades have been funded as part of the $1,479,040 Victorian Government 2020 Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program to upgrade sports lighting, with Council contributing $150,000 to this project at five sporting facilities including:
- Diamond Hills Reserve
- Diamond Creek Netball Courts
- Bridge Street Oval, Eltham
- Eltham Lower Park Front Oval
- Hurstbridge High Oval – Greysharps Road
Image left to right: Councillor Frances Eyre, Steven Stanley, President Lower Eltham Cricket Club, John Taylor, President Eltham Rugby Union Club, Eltham MP Vicki Ward, Councillor Natalie Duffy and Luke Kendall, President Eltham Lacrosse Club.