Town of Bassendean Secures $570,000 Funding for Jubilee Reserve Sports Lighting Upgrade

Published on Saturday, 23 March 2024 at 9:00:00 PM

The Town of Bassendean has successfully secured $570,000 funding from the State Government's Club Night Lights Program for an extensive $1.6m upgrade to sports lighting at the Jubilee Reserve playing fields.

The much-anticipated upgrade will see the replacement of outdated halogen and metal halide globes with LED fittings. This transition will significantly reduce energy consumption and mitigate lighting spill into surrounding areas, minimising environmental impact and enhancing the nighttime experience for nearby residents.

The upgraded lighting infrastructure will maximise the utilisation of Jubilee Reserve, particularly by local sporting clubs, allowing for extended playing hours and enhanced training opportunities. This initiative highlights the Town's dedication to promoting physical activity and fostering social cohesion in the community.

This funding is the first milestone in the implementation of the Jubilee Reserve Masterplan, which was developed in 2021 following consultation with residents and sporting clubs. The Masterplan not only addresses community needs, but also aligns with federal and state strategic objectives, ensuring a coordinated approach to community development.

"Securing this funding for the upgrade to sports lighting at Jubilee Reserve is a significant achievement for our community,” said Mayor Kathryn Hamilton. “It not only demonstrates our commitment to enhancing recreational facilities but also highlights the collaborative efforts between the Town of Bassendean and the State Government. The transition to modern LED fittings aligns with our sustainability goals by reducing energy consumption and ensures a safer and more enjoyable environment for users of Jubilee Reserve and nearby residents."

The Town looks forward to the impact this project will have on increasing physical activity, participation in sport, and building connection in the Bassendean community.

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