Tewantin Noosa Cricket Club’s new $500,000 lighting system will be officially switched on today by Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien, heralding a bright future for the club and the community.
“Cricket is a great Aussie tradition, and I’m pleased to have been able to deliver $500,000 from the Morrison Government for this lighting system to ensure the Tewantin Noosa Cricket Club’s 160 members can enjoy their sport day or night,” Mr O’Brien said.
“As well as increasing the use of the sporting oval and enabling greater participation in sport, including among women, this project will have flow-on benefits for the broader Noosa community.
“It’s supported 15 jobs during construction and will create three direct jobs as well as enabling the club to host first-class night cricket matches, national, and potentially international cricket matches, which is fantastic for the local tourism, hospitality and accommodation sectors as they rebuild following the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“It’s a win for Noosa sports fans, the broader Noosa community and local businesses, and I thank Brett Lea and everyone at Tewantin Noosa Cricket for their work and drive in bringing this project to reality.”
The project upgraded the Club’s sports field lighting, providing new LED lighting of 750 lux (illuminance), installing four new light poles and footings, and upgrading the power supply.
“The Club will now be able to host first-class night cricket matches, and this investment will create opportunities to hold national and potentially international cricket matches which will serve as a real boost to the local region,” Mr O’Brien said.
“This project will increase sports participation and help bring economic prosperity to Tewantin for many years to come.”