Support for night lights

THE Town of Victoria Park will consider supporting the installation of floodlights at the multi-purpose sports courts on McCallum Park at tonight’s council meeting.

Town officers have recommended that council support the installation after public feedback for it was mostly favourable.

The issue first came to the attention of the council earlier this year when local sports league Ballin’ in the Park began campaigning the Town for the lights.

The Town then conducted an online survey and of the 238 responses, 211 were in favour.

It is suggested it would cost the Town about $15,000 for the design and documentation and about $65,000 for the lighting infrastructure directly.

It is proposed the lighting be operational until 8pm Sunday to Wednesday and until 9pm Thursday to Saturday, with the option of a later time for special events.