Published on 15 November 2021
Mortlake’s recreation reserve will receive a $400,000 lighting upgrade with the help of Moyne Shire Council.
Councillors approved the Mortlake Recreation Reserve Committee’s request for a $100,000 loan from council to upgrade the lighting to a standard to allow for night games of football and cricket.
Moyne Shire Council Chief Executive Officer Bill Millard said the upgrades were the next step in the upgrade of the facilities at the reserve following on from the development of the multi-purpose indoor facility, new scoreboard, change room upgrades, installation of an irrigation system and upgrades to the social rooms.
“This is a really hard working group of community volunteers, who have done a huge amount of work to bring the facilities at the reserve up to a modern standard,” Mr Millard said.
“The committee have put together a really good plan and estimate this upgrade would increase annual usage at the ground by 104 nights per year and increase opportunities for female and all abilities sports.
“The committee is making a contribution and have sought funding from local trusts, user groups and through sponsorship. It make sense for council to also provide some assistance to get things moving.
“I’m pleased Council has been able to support the committee in this way and I’m looking forward to watching a game under lights at the reserve soon.