New Lighting Towers Installed at Moora Sport and Recreation Grounds

Published on Wednesday, 28 June 2023 at 10:07:50 AM

A long-running project came into fruition this week, with the installation and official launch of the flood-lighting upgrade at the Moora Sport and Recreation Grounds.

Four 28-metre-high lighting poles can now be seen towering over the oval – providing 100 lux LED compliant AFL floodlighting for club competition level of play. The lights were installed by Stiles Electrical Services, a Perth-based company responsible for the Matagarup Bridge (between Optus Stadium and East Perth) and Elizabeth Quay lighting, as well as over a dozen sports light projects including the Subiaco Oval redevelopment, Carlisle Oval, and Kingsway sporting complex.
The Shire of Moora Manager Community Development & Stakeholder Services, Amy Watts, managed the project, and said the existing lighting was in desperate need of replacement.
“We had an issue with the base of existing poles rusting and deteriorating, and we lost the lights attached to the condemned grandstand,” she said.
“The new floodlights are LED and are far more efficient to run, have a longer lifespan, and require less ongoing maintenance. And because they are a competition grade, it allows the possibility of night games in the future.”
“The Shire has committed to the progressive redevelopment of the Sports and Recreation Precinct, and this is a significant and exciting project in its transformation. The Shire is pleased to acknowledge the financial contributions to the lights by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries via its Club Night Lights Program, and the Moora Mavericks Football Club; these contributions are vital to the delivery of successful community outcomes.”

The lights were used for the first time on Tuesday 27th June for the Mavericks training session, where members were instructed on how to turn on and use the lights (pictured).
In addition to football training sessions, the aim is for the lights to potentially be used for fixtured league games during the season, and for exhibition games, events, and other community activities, as part of a long-term vision of a centralised community hub for sporting activity.

Photos by Trevor Longman & Elektra Black.

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