THE lighting at Bortolo Reserve Sports Ground has been upgraded.
Mandurah MLA David Templeman delivered a $200,000 grant through the Local Projects, Local Jobs program.
The program has provided grants to community organisations, such as sporting groups and not-for-profit organisations, to deliver important upgrades to facilities and programs.
Prior to the grant, Bortolo Oval had had limited flood lighting. This led to the under-utilisation of much of the facility, as well as a high demand for the well-lit area.
The grant provided to the City of Mandurah enabled the installation of new flood lighting on Bortolo Reserve North and an upgrade to the existing flood lights on Bortolo Reserve South.
Local sporting groups can now access, train and compete on both reserves with these upgrades, allowing for greater use of this valuable facility.
Through the increased availability of facilities into the evening, local sporting groups will be able to grow and encourage more community participation.
“I am very pleased the lighting upgrades at Bortolo have now been completed,” Mr Templeman said.
“The lighting upgrades at Bortolo Reserve will provide local sporting clubs with greater access and flexibility to become more active, increase their membership and engage further with the community.
“This election commitment was made to the City of Mandurah and emphasises the importance of local sporting facilities to our local community.”