Floodlighting upgrade good for football
Bright lights are set to shine at Collingwood Park after the announcement of a more than $500,000 floodlight upgrade at the weekend.
Sports Minister Mia Davies was in Albany last Saturday to make the funding announcement of $330,720 from the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund.
The City of Albany will contribute $220,480 to the project that includes replacement of the existing lighting towers, which are wooden poles and no longer compliant with modern standards, with four lighting towers and floodlights.
The upgraded floodlighting will allow for community-level training and night fixtures. Ms Davies said the lighting upgrades would bring Collingwood Park up to scratch with other sporting facilities in the Great Southern, which have all received significant State Government support.
Other WA Nationals ministers were also in Albany on the weekend in support of their local candidate, Robbie Sutton. At an event held in the town square, party leader Brendon Grylls announced a $6 million commitment to building a Great Southern Motorplex if the Nationals were elected.
Mr Grylls was also at the Albany Farmer’s Market talking to wine producers about a cut in red tape that would allow winemakers to sell online without a shopfront, as well as giving them the ability to sell wine at a farmer’s market anywhere in the State.
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