May 3, 2013

New lights power up at Drummoyne Oval

The new lighting upgrade at Drummoyne Oval was officially switched on today.

The new broadcast quality lights will pave the way for first class local and international sporting matches, as well as night matches to be played at the ground.

Minister for Regional Development and Local Government, Anthony Albanese joined local Federal Member for Reid, John Murphy to switch on the lights ahead of tonight’s AFL Under-13’s game.

“Large numbers of Australians watch and participate in sport and the Drummoyne Oval site has seen many a match, having been used for junior matches since 1892,” Mr Albanese said.

“Today, the Drummoyne Oval is home to the ‘Dirty Reds’, Sydney Cricket Club and Drummoyne Power Junior AFL Club and the new lights will enable more than 5,000 locals and visitors to watch their teams play every year.”

The Federal Labor Government has invested more than $7 million in the $13.8 million Drummoyne Oval Precinct Redevelopment with the remaining funding provided by the NSW Government, City of Canada Bay, Cricket NSW and AFL NSW/ACT.

“The switching on of the lights today caps off the redevelopment of the precinct which also delivered a new grandstand, amenities blocks, cricket training nets, electronic scoreboard and car parking,” Mr Murphy said.

The Drummoyne Oval upgrade is one of more than 6,000 local infrastructure projects being delivered by the Federal Labor Government. Since 2007, we have provided over a billion dollars to support community projects across Australia.