New lights being installed at Silvester Oval

As a part of the ongoing development of Silvester Oval in Coleraine, Southern Grampians Shire Council has commenced the installation of the four new light towers.

The project, which costs $420,000, includes upgrading the existing power supply and installing new 150 lux LED towers so the local football club can train at night.

Sport and Recreation Victoria has contributed $150,000 to the project, while $60,000 has come from the Coleraine Sports Ground Committee and $55,000 from the Coleraine Football Netball Club.

Council has allocated the remaining funds in the 2023/24 budget to ensure the project can be delivered this financial year.

The lights are being installed by Comtek Electrical Pty Ltd of Hamilton, and the work is expected to be finished by the end of February 2024 in time for football training.

Acting CEO Rory Neeson said he was pleased the project was progressing.

“Council is pleased to drive this project as part of our commitment to improving recreational facilities across the shire and promoting healthy communities,” said Mr Neeson.

He also expressed his gratitude to the state government and the community for their contributions and support.

The oval is currently closed until further notice.

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