Lights shine bright at City's reserve

Local sporting clubs can now play night games thanks to a lighting upgrade at RA Cook Reserve.

Lights shine bright at City's reserve
May 18 2023

The City has upgraded the lights at RA Cook Reserve to LED floodlights to improve training conditions and allow local sporting clubs to play games at night.   

The $240,000 project has been made possible with funding from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries through its Club Night Lights Program, the West Australian Football Commission, Morley Bulldogs Junior Football Club and the City of Bayswater.

Mayor Filomena Piffaretti said the lighting upgrade will help increase participation in sport and recreation for community health and wellbeing.  

“We are so pleased to support local sporting clubs, like Morley Bulldogs Junior Football Club, play night games by improving the lighting at our reserve,” she said.

“The upgrades will also allow Bedford Morley Men’s Softball Club, Greenwood Gaelic Football Club, WA Hurling Club and East Perth District Football Umpires to have improved training conditions at night. 

“Not only will the lighting upgrades help our community stay active for longer, but it will also improve the reserve’s energy efficiency and lower energy costs.”

Minister for Sport and Recreation, David Templeman said the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries aims to increase participation in sport through its Club Night Lights Program. 

“The Club Night Lights Program exemplifies the State Government’s commitment to the development of sustainable floodlighting infrastructure for sport across the State,” he said.

“We’re proud to support local Bayswater sporting clubs and the wider community keep active and healthy by improving facilities.” 

The City is committed to using 100% renewable energy by 2030. The installation of LED lights is an important step towards achieving the City’s goal and is in line with the City’s Emissions Reduction and Renewable Energy (ERRE) Plan. 

Pictured: Mayor Filomena Piffaretti and Lisa Baker MLA with Morley Bulldogs Football Club President John Pinneri and players Bo and Sam.

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