The old timber pole halogen lights at Bangalow sports fields are getting a much-needed upgrade thanks to $795,000 from the NSW Government’s Essential Community Sports Assets Program.
The old lights will be replaced with energy-efficient LED lighting and easy-maintenance metal poles that will ensure night sports and activities are a permanent fixture for future community sports.
“We are over the moon to receive this funding and would like to thank Bangalow’s community sporting clubs and a number of State sports organisations who supported our grant application,” Council’s Sports and Recreation Operations Coordinator, Damian Kelly said.
“This is a fantastic outcome for Bangalow, and the whole Shire, and means the sports fields are accessible and affordable to the community throughout the year.
“The new lights will allow us to increase the sports and activities on offer and bring important competitions to Bangalow,” Mr Kelly said.
“The new technology and design of the lighting makes them much more resilient to future weather events and flooding and means they are much cheaper in terms of repairs and maintenance.
“They will also help us slash our electricity bills by over $35,000 per year, and save 2500KWh of electricity annually,” he said.