Scott Reserve Lighting Upgrade On Track

26 May 2020 9:30 PM

The City of Kalamunda is delighted to share latest details of its Scott Reserve Lighting Upgrade project.

Announcing the update, City Mayor Margaret Thomas said the City was continuing to oversee key community infrastructure upgrades across local sporting fields to ensure facilities are ready for use as sporting teams gear up to return to training.

“Over the past week, lighting poles were delivered and assembled at High Wycombe’s Scott Reserve,” Cr Thomas said.

“By the end of May, weather permitting, wiring will be finished ready for light surveying, aiming and light level readings to confirm satisfactory completion in early June.”

The reserve’s new lighting ensures compliance with Australian Standards to enable night matches and training for local clubs, increasing participation and getting local residents more active, more often.

The successful tenderer Kalamunda Electrics, engaged local subcontractors.

Mayor Margaret Thomas said, “Most of the hands onsite are locals, including apprentices, a total of more than 16 workers.

“It is a brilliant case in point of the benefits of engaging and supporting local contractors, capable of delivering large capital works projects for the City. This has always been important, and is even more so in the current climate, assisting to support the local economy.”

Coordinated by the City of Kalamunda, the upgrade has been funded through State and Federal funding ($217,306); West Australian Football Commission ($10,000); Forrestfield/High Wycombe Community Bendigo Bank ($100,000); Scott Reserve User Group ($30,000).

Scott Reserve is home of the High Wycombe cricket club and High Wycombe Bulldogs football teams. The oval is also shared by Edney Primary School.

Find more information on the City’s investment in public open spaces and sporting fields here, call (08) 9257 9999 or email enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au.

© City of Kalamunda 2020