New sportsground lighting on Keilor Park Reserve Ovals 2 and 4 is expected to significantly increase participation in multiple sports including football, soccer and cricket
at the site. The new lights will also allow the ground to be used to its full potential at night for sports or community use.
Brimbank Mayor Cr Bruce Lancashire said: “Lighting up Keilor Park Reserve Ovals 2 and 4 means more people can play sport here. It provides flexibility for the football and soccer clubs to cater for future growth to accommodate their training and competition needs. The new lighting also provides the community with additional options to use and enjoy the space. ”
The 100 lux lights meet the Australian competition standards for Soccer and Australian Rules. The lights are LED and environmentally friendly.
Before this project, only one of the five ovals on site had lights. Having three lit ovals now available, helps meet the football and soccer clubs’ need for more lights onsite to
cater for demand.
Keilor Park Reserve is home to a variety of clubs including football, cricket, tennis, softball, athletics, soccer and the Keilor Basketball and Netball Stadium. The facilities
include five ovals, three soccer pitches, two synthetic fields, four softball diamonds, four tennis courts, six basketball courts and an athletics track.
Brimbank Mayor Cr Bruce Lancashire added: ““Thanks to a contribution from the State Government and funding from Council, club members, players and the broader community will benefit.”
This project adds to the quality of facilities onsite and ensure the reserves continues to be a leader for sports participation for the community.
The total cost of the project was $954,148. Council contributed $704,148 to the project and received $250,000 from State Government’s Local Sports Infrastructure Fund 2021.
(Image: The Hon. Ben Carroll, Member for Niddrie with Cr Bruce Lancashire, Mayor of Brimbank City Council at the official opening of the Keilor Park Oval 2 and 4 Sportsground lighting on 28 July 2023.)