Lights, action at Lethbridge recreation reserve

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02 August 2021

Sport in Lethbridge has been given a massive boost with new oval lighting and water saving irrigation at the home of the Lethbridge ‘Rosellas’ Junior Football Club and Lethbridge Cricket Club.

Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle today officially launched the new oval improvements, all made possible by a $250,000 from the Victorian Government’s 2020 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund.

With 95 plus members calling Lethbridge Recreation Reserve home, football and cricket is as popular as ever at the venue.

This project has seen the installation of four 50 lux lighting towers for local football training around the oval.

The new lights will help reduce wear and tear of sections of the oval especially during night training, providing a more reliable surface for the local Rosella players to develop and showcase their talents.

The new irrigation system, complete with water tanks and pumps, will also help weatherproof the oval surface. 

The Victorian Government has invested more than $1.1 billion in community sport and recreation infrastructure since 2014.

This includes the recent $55 million budget boost towards sports infrastructure investments to deliver new and improved community sports infrastructure across the state, with a particular focus on providing facilities to encourage participation among women and girls through the popular Female Friendly Facilities Fund.

Ms Settle acknowledged the Golden Plains Shire Council and Federal Government for their contributions and commitment to the project.

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Quotes attributable to Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle MP

“With grassroots sports back now in full swing, more than ever clubs like the Rosellas need quality facilities they can depend on.”

“The new lighting and irrigation system will go a long way to inspiring even more locals to join in local sport, with local sport now having the facilities they need to welcome more women and girls, train longer, and compete.”

“Better facilities make it easier for Victorians to get back into local sport and recreation and live active and healthy lifestyles.”