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New LED lights shine bright over South Moree Sports Ground

MOREE Plains Shire Council is in the process of finalising Stage One of the South Moree Sports Project, with a successful testing last week of the state-of-the-art light-emitting diode (LED) sports field lights.

The LED lights are capable of providing competition-standard lighting with the bonus of reduced running costs that will further enhance the use of the complex and allow extended usage into the evening.

In collaboration with the Moree Boomerangs Rugby League Football Club, the complex will make a significant contribution to the redevelopment of south-west Moree and will allow the club to host regional carnivals and competitions.

Council’s executive projects manager John Carleton said the complex will provide user groups greater sport and recreation opportunities.

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The new LED sport field lights are capable of providing competition-standard lighting with the bonus of reduced running costs that will further enhance the use of the complex and allow extended use of the complex into the evening.

It will also allow for development of a broad range of social programs and strategies focused on healthy individual and community lifestyles.

“There is a real sense in the local community and this change places Moree on a ‘level playing field’ with other, larger regional clubs seeking to entice the NRL as a training venue and trial matches,” Mr Carleton said.

“This is very significant in terms of contributing to a positive community self-image.”

It is planned to host regional carnivals and competitions at the facility.

Mayor Katrina Humphries says council supports the NSW Government’s commitment to promoting healthy lifestyles, community connectedness and increasing participation in sport, recreational and cultural activities in rural NSW.

“The new sports ground is not just developing a quality sport and recreation complex – it is creating a place as a social and community hub contributing to a positive community self-image,” she said.

Funding for the project has been provided by Moree Plains Shire Council, the NSW Trade and Investment Regional Infrastructure Services, and the Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing through the ClubGRANTS Program.

Media Release: July 31, 2017