The future of hockey in Goulburn and the wider region is looking bright, following completion of the hockey light upgrades this month.
New LED lighting systems have been installed for both fields, with a maximum light level of 500 lux which is of a standard which will enable Goulburn to host national grade competitions. Power by Watts were awarded the tender for this project by Council in February this year at a cost of $324,971.
“It is a wonderful result to have this lighting already completed within 6 months of awarding the tender for the project” said Mayor Bob Kirk.
“This is a significant step in our redevelopment of the entire Goulburn Hockey Complex, with refurbishment of the western field now also well underway. Soon we will once again have a complex with two high standard fields, which is excellent for the region.”
Mrs Tuckerman said Goulburn has a proud history when it comes to professional and social hockey participation.
“These upgrades to the Goulburn Regional Hockey facility will secure the future of the sport in the region, allowing players to keep on playing and also encouraging newcomers to join,” Mrs Tuckerman said.
Polytan were selected to provide a refurbished water based field, at a cost of $1,710,137. Polytan are an experienced company in the provision of hockey turf fields, and were the sole supplier for hockey surfacing for the 2016 Olympic Games.
Upgraded men’s and women’s change rooms, and a new 132 space sealed car park are also to be constructed as part of the wider project which will see the Goulburn Regional Hockey Facility able to cater to state and national hockey championship requirements.
$3.8 million has been provided by the NSW Government through the Restart NSW Program, with the Goulburn Hockey Association also contributing $200,000. Goulburn Mulwaree Council purchased the complex off the Goulburn Workers Club in November 2020 for $3 million in order to secure the future of hockey in this region.