Floodlighting at Rosalie Park is set to receive a much needed upgrade next financial year after the State Government approved a grant application from the City.
Rosalie Park is the City’s largest active recreation reserve and has 13 floodlight poles with 31 individual lights which do not currently meet Australian Standards for sports training.
Recent consultation with residents in the area, park users and sporting clubs reported 100 per cent of respondents supported the lighting upgrade.
The cost of upgrading the floodlighting is around $1.2 million with the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries now set to contribute $300,000 to the total cost provided the project is completed in the 2021-22 financial year.
Subiaco Mayor Penny Taylor said the upgrade was much needed.
“Rosalie Park is a much loved and well-used park in our community and it supports a huge number of sports clubs and activities year-round,” she said.
“The new LED lighting will give clubs more training options and the ability to host night games which will optimise the use of our community facilities and increase safety for all.”
Rosalie Park is 13 hectares in size and supports cricket, soccer, Australian Rules football, touch football and lacrosse.