Lethbridge Lighting Project Funded
Lethbridge is a winner in the Federal Election whether the Liberal National Party (LNP) or the Australian Labor Party (ALP) are voted in to govern the nation on 18 May, with both major party candidates for the Corangamite electorate promising $100,000 for a lighting upgrade at the Lethbridge Recreation Reserve.
Golden Plains Shire Council identified the Lethbridge lighting upgrade in its Draft Budget 2019/20 and has lobbied State and Federal government for investment in this community project.
Council and the Lethbridge sporting community welcomed the funding announcements by Federal Election candidates for Corangamite, Sarah Henderson (LNP) and Libby Coker (ALP), at the Lethbridge Recreation Reserve on Wednesday 24 April 2019. The project will deliver appropriate lighting to serve Lethbridge’s Rosellas junior football teams, making it possible for the club to train after dark.
The Lethbridge project for junior club lighting joins three significant lighting upgrades that Council is delivering for senior club football at the Linton Recreation Reserve, Victoria Park Recreation Reserve in Bannockburn, and the Rokewood Recreation Reserve. These lighting projects will meet the AFL standard for community football for local training and matches.
Mayor Cr Owen Sharkey says Council is pleased that the Federal Government, whoever it may be after 18 May, will match Council’s commitment to the Lethbridge community.
“Over the past few years, Council has lobbied both State and Federal Government for significant investment in Golden Plains Shire and we are now experiencing a boom in sport and recreation infrastructure that will be valued by our local communities for many years to come.
“Council is building more great projects across the Shire than ever with lighting upgrade projects at ovals in Linton, Bannockburn, Rokewood and Lethbridge; the redeveloped skate park in Smythesdale; new netball courts in Inverleigh and Bannockburn; and upgrades to the Teesdale Turtle Bend Reserve and Bannockburn Bowls Club.
“Many of our Golden Plains towns are in Corangamite, one of the most marginal electorates in the Federal Election, and we thank both the Liberal and Labor candidates for visiting the voters in Lethbridge and making a valuable commitment to this community. We hope to see the candidates visit more of the wonderful towns in our Shire and welcome more commitments to the people of Golden Plains Shire during the Federal Election campaign.”
Pictured above are Mayor Cr Owen Sharkey, ALP candidate for the federal electorate of Corangamite, Libby Coker; and community member Sharon Boyd; with Lachlan Mead, Matthew Boyd, Tom Mead and Evie Bounds of the Lethbridge Rosellas junior football club.