New sports lighting at the King George V oval is extending play time at Port Kembla’s popular sports field.
Funded through a $321,500 grant from the NSW Government’s Port Kembla Community Investment Fund, the project has seen new LED lighting installed around the grounds with new lighting towers and power supply to cover two sporting fields.
The State-of-the-art lighting includes six new 21-metre high poles with each containing three LED lights. The energy efficient lighting will help to reduce lighting pollution and are more durable and lower maintenance than conventional lighting. They also meet Australian Standards for sports fields and also for obtrusive lighting.
The lighting has wireless control so that Council officers can switch off the lighting when it’s not required. The officers will have access to dimming controls so that they can control the brightness of lighting depending on the needs of the community group using the fields.