Mortlake Recreation Reserve to light up for night game

Published on 22 June 2022

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Mortlake Recreation Reserve will host its first night game on June 24 following a $470,000 lighting upgrade, with the help of Moyne Shire Council.

As part of the Western Victoria Female Football League, the match at DC Farran Oval will see Terang Mortlake host South Warrnambool (U18s) at 6:30pm.

Council allocated $200,000 funding from the Federal Government’s Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program to the project as well as a further $100,000 in budget funding.

Remaining funding is made up form contributions from the Mortlake Recreation Reserve Committee and user groups and a $100,000 loan from Council.

The new lights have an illumination capacity of 200 lux, which is at a level consistent for regional football night games.

Moyne Shire Council Deputy Mayor Cr Daniel Meade said the first game to be played under the new lights is a major milestone.

“This first game under lights at Mortlake’s DC Farran Oval is the result of many years of hard work and fundraising by the volunteers on the committee,” Cr Meade said.

“The new lights are the latest improvements to the oval after recent upgrades to the social and umpires rooms, the new indoor training facilities, irrigation systems and new turf wicket and scoreboard.”

“The Mortlake community should be proud of the quality of the facility and make full use of this great sporting and social precinct.”

A further stage will involve upgrade of the change rooms, netball facilities and a larger social room.


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