THE Cohuna Kangas Football Netball Club will receive $100,000 to upgrade the lighting at their home ground.
Gannawarra Shire and the club have welcomed the state government announcement which will upgrade the lighting at the Cohuna Recreation Reserve.
Mayor Brian Gibson said the project would upgrade the lighting on both the main football oval and the netball court adjacent to Gunbower Creek.
‘‘This project will see the football oval lights and poles replaced to 150 lux levels and the netball court lighting and poles upgraded to 200 lux levels to meet current Australian Standards for competition play,’’ he said.
‘‘Currently the football lux levels read at an average of 19.1 and the netball average 51.0 so the improvement is going to be immediate and noticeable.
‘‘This project will further support the strategic focus to upgrade elements throughout the Cohuna Recreation Reserve such as the recently completed female facilities change room, and ensure that the precinct is well placed for the many sporting and community events that are held at the reserve.’’
Cohuna Kangas Football Netball Club are thrilled with the outcome and look forward to the opportunities this project will provide.
President Grant Lunghusen thanked all involved in developing the application particularly committee member Dale McGraw.
“A lot of work and planning went into this application and as a club we couldn’t be happier to receive the news that we were successful in receiving this funding,’’ he said.
‘‘The continual support of our local community and valued sponsors is very important to the success and fabric for the future of the club, and we look forward to exploring new opportunities, such as scheduling night football matches and an increased program for our netballers.’’
The $325,000 project includes a contribution from both Gannawarra Shire Council and the Cohuna Kangas Football Netball Club.