Bright lights a win for Coutas

Monday, 19 June 2017

New AFL-standard lights have been installed at the Queenscliff Sport and Recreation Precinct to create safer, better training conditions for the Queenscliff Coutas.

On Tuesday 13 June, Member for Bellarine, The Honourable Lisa Neville, MP, visited the Queenscliff Sport and Recreation Precinct to officially announce the completion of the new lights and demonstrate their increased capacity.

‘I was pleased to secure state government funding for this project and have enjoyed working with the clubs and Council on its development. We’re building safe and modern facilities that teams like the Queenscliff Coutas deserve and can be proud of,’ said Minister Neville.

Also in attendance were Borough of Queenscliffe Mayor, Councillor Tony Francis, President of the Queenscliff Community Sports Club, Damian Waight and President of the Queenscliff Football and Netball Club, Andrew Conlan.

‘Of the many advantages that the new lighting provides, the most important of these is safer training conditions for our players. For this reason alone, the installation of the new lights is a critical and very worthwhile stage of the Queenscliff Sport and Recreation Precinct upgrade,’ said Cr Francis.

The new lights are more efficient and provide over three times the illumination that the old lights had the capacity to offer. Because of the increase in capacity, teams are able to train for longer and use the whole of the oval, which enables better management of the oval surface.

Funding for the upgrade of the Queenscliff Sport and Recreation Precinct is provided through the state government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund. The installation of the new lights marks the first major milestone of this project.