Tony Clarke Reserve set to shine with funding for lighting upgrades
Released: 17 March 2017
User groups at Tony Clarke Reserve in Macedon are set to benefit from a $428k lighting upgrade to oval and court facilities.
Minister for Sport and Recreation, John Eren announced that the Victorian Government will contribute $100,000 towards the project during a visit to the reserve earlier today.
The funding will be used to upgrade the oval and court lighting to national standards.
Macedon Ranges Shire Council is proposing to contribute $258,000 towards the project in its 2017/18 draft budget, in addition to a $70,000 contribution from the Macedon tennis, cricket and football netball (senior and junior) clubs.
Mayor, Cr Jennifer Anderson said that Council is pleased to be working in partnership with the Victorian Government and local user groups to improve facilities at the site.
“This is a much needed investment that will support the clubs to meet growing demand, expand programs and host new events such as night games.
“The new lighting will also allow the netball club to train and play in the one location after having to train off site in recent years,” she said.