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Spotlight on Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve new contract

Spotlight on Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve new contract

Published:
Wednesday 9 November 2022

The refurbishment of Oval 2 Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve enters an exciting new stage, as Bass Coast Shire Council contracts RJC Electrical Solutions Pty Ltd for design and construction of field lighting.

This $290,000 project is mainly funded by Sports and Recreation Victoria, who contributed $500,000 across the Soccer Pavilion and field lighting. Bass Coast Shire Council’s Energy Efficiency Action Plan also funded $90,000.

“This project represents yet another significant investment in sport and recreation facilities across the Shire,” said Bass Coast Shire Council Mayor, Cr Whelan.

“This field lighting project was identified as a priority within Council’s Active Bass Coast Plan - our 10-year plan for the provision of open space, recreation services and facilities across the municipality. The project was developed through an assessment of existing lighting and planning, towards the provision of fully compliant lighting to AFL semi-professional competition level.”

“Council recognises that it can be a challenge to deliver the necessary works and not affect key recreational user groups. This will be a construction zone, and so, for the safety of our community, access will be restricted. Council will keep in contact with key recreational user groups impacted by these works.”

RJC Electrical Solutions’ commission will result in:

• Design, supply, and installation of four lighting poles and lighting fixtures, including associated ancillary infrastructure to cater for 100 Lux LED lighting of the reserves.

• Removal of existing lighting poles and lighting fixtures.

Design works are near completion, set to finish by mid-November. Trenching and electrical conduit installation works will then begin, with delivery of lighting poles and fixtures expected early December.

For more information on this project, visit Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve - Field Lighting Oval 2 | Engage Bass Coast page or contact Council’s Infrastructure Delivery Team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211, or email basscoast@basscoast.vic.gov.au