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Salter Oval to shine bright with lighting upgrade

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Lighting upgrades are currently underway at Salter Oval.

A lighting upgrade is currently underway to the main field at Salter Oval which will make the popular venue capable of hosting high level cricket and rugby league games.

The new LED lighting will be much brighter and more energy efficient than what is currently in place, providing a range of new opportunities for sport in the region.

The lights will meet the current Australian standards for holding night-time cricket and rugby league games meaning the region can attract higher level games.

Council’s Sport and Recreation portfolio spokesperson Cr Vince Habermann said the lighting would provide a number of opportunities for the Bundaberg Region to host future professional games as well as a range of regional competitions.

“The lighting project has been led by Bundaberg Regional Council, with funding support provided by the State Government, Queensland Cricket and Queensland Rugby League,” Cr Habermann said.

“Two new additional poles will be installed which are 36m tall and the four existing poles will be retrofitted with new LED lights utilising the existing infrastructure.

“We are looking at a number of projects to enhance the facilities at Salter Oval, including a fencing upgrade also due to be completed early next year.”

The new lighting will also comply to Australian standards for obtrusive light spillage to ensure there is no impact on adjacent properties or Takalvan Street motorists.

The work is expected to be completed prior to Christmas.

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