FOUR new light towers with smart technology will tackle inefficient sports field lighting at the home of the Mossman-Port Douglas Sharks Rugby League Club.
Douglas Shire Council today awarded a $288,753 contact to GMH Solutions Pty Ltd for Coronation Park Sports Field Lighting project.
The project will see decades old lighting infrastructure replaced with new energy efficient LED technology and a user-friendly smart lighting control system.
Council successfully obtained grant funding through the Department of Sport & Recreation Active Game Day program.
The new 27-metre-high lights are expected to be installed mid-2023.
Douglas Shire Mayor Michael Kerr said improving sports facilities helped encourage the community to engage in sport, recreation, and healthy activities.
“The new light towers are a fantastic investment that allows us to replace the current floodlights on wooden poles which are about 30 years old,” he said.
“Our local rugby league club will be thrilled to have brighter and more reliable lighting for training and night games this season.”
“Council identified the need to replace the lighting in its Coronation Park Sports Masterplan which can be used by local sporting clubs, organisations and Council to seek grant funding from State and Federal Governments.”
The new lights will have automated controls which can be managed through a cloud-based system.