The installation of LED lighting at Collendina Reserve will allow sport to be safely played at night while cutting energy use.
The City is managing a $200,000 upgrade of the lighting infrastructure at the sports oval, which is home to the Ocean Grove Cobras Junior Football Club and the Collendina Cricket Club.
The project proposes to remove existing lighting infrastructure at the Minerva Close complex and replace it with four new LED light towers.
While the environmentally-friendly technology will improve lighting levels, it will also reduce energy consumption and be cheaper to run than a traditional equivalent halogen installation.
The LED lighting system also improves efficiency by distributing light exactly where it needs to go, lowering glare and spilling less light into surrounding areas.
The upgrade will help cater to the rapid growth of football in the local area, which has been driven by a large uptake of participation among women and girls.
It was one of 13 projects in the Greater Geelong region that shared in a combined $1.37 million in state government funding through the ‘Pick My Project’ program.
The project follows the upcoming installation of LED sports lighting at King Lloyd Reserve in Newtown, which will allow more access to the reserve, particularly during the winter months.
The City is working with the Ocean Grove Cobras Junior Football Club to install the towers at their home ground towards the end of 2019.
Before finalising details of the project, the City is receiving submissions from the community via www.geelongaustralia.com.au/yoursay until 21 July.