Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas, left, and Macedon Ranges Shire Cr Bill West, right, celebrate the funding Lancefield Park announcement with members of the community.

Lancefield Park Recreation Reserve has received $209,520 in State Government funding to go towards new oval lighting.

Existing lights will be removed and replaced with four new 30-metre light towers and LED floodlights to 100 lux. The project will also provide the required infrastructure to allow a future upgrade of lighting levels to 150 lux.

Lancefield Park is among 73 projects to score a share in $22 million from the government’s 2021 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund.

Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence also announced the next round of the Local Sports Infrastructure Fund would open later this year, with up to $27 million available, including $10 million for gender inclusive facilities.

“With grassroots sports back in full swing, clubs and community need quality accessible facilities they can depend on,” Ms Spence said.

Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas said the benefits of the new lighting go beyond sport.

“Congratulations to the Lancefield Tigers and all the sporting clubs at Lancefield park. This boost will go a long way to support the growing number of people in Macedon keen to get involved in local sport and recreation,” she said.

“These lighting upgrades will benefit the Lancefield Show, Relay for Life and the whole Lancefield community.”

“It’s a great example of how the Victorian Government is making sport and recreation more accessible, welcoming and inclusive for more Victorians.”

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