Watt a win for local sports - field lighting upgrades for Redcliffe
Published 06 September 2023
Sports clubs who call the Redcliffe Peninsula’s Bradley Park home are in for bright news as works to upgrade the lighting of the outdoor sports field begin next month.
With City of Moreton Bay’s investment of $240,000 and $57,000 from the Federal Government's Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program, Council is providing upgraded lighting to better meet the current and future requirements of users of the Victoria Avenue facilities.
Mayor Peter Flannery said the upgrades to the existing lighting would achieve better energy efficiency and help the clubs who use the space to build their participation.
“Installation of these energy efficient lights will help keep money in club hands by reducing the costs of lighting the space,” he said.
“The higher light standard will also mean clubs are better equipped for twilight and night training and matches, helping them to build their club’s offering and raise the standard of play in their games.
“Council is committed to providing high-quality facilities for our sports-loving community to support better connections and make healthy and active lifestyle choices easier.”
Councillor Karl Winchester (Division 6) said Council had consulted with representatives of clubs who use the fields to ensure the works meet their needs and to minimise impacts during the construction period.
“Council wants to see participation in sports across our City grow so we will ensure training activities and games are unaffected wherever possible while we install these new lighting structures,” he said.
“Construction is scheduled to commence in September and will be completed late 2023.
“Bradley Park, a central fixture in Redcliffe’s touch and football communities, will shine thanks to these new upgrades.”
For more information about the project, see Council's parks, recreation and community venues projects page.