Council seeks State support for Wivenhoe Lighting Project

The Wivenhoe Recreation Ground could soon be able to host more night football and cricket games if the Burnie City Council gains support from the State Government.

With the State Budget looming, Burnie City Council is seeking assistance from the Government to help fund Stage Two of the Wivenhoe Lighting Project.

The Wivenhoe Recreation Ground is utilised for both cricket and football, as well as Harness Racing. It is also the site of the annual Burnie Agricultural and Pastoral Show.

Burnie City Council Mayor Anita Dow said, “Stage Two of the Wivenhoe Recreation Ground Lighting Project will signify the completion of a significant sporting infrastructure upgrade for one of the most utilised sporting grounds in the Burnie region.”

“Stage One has already been completed, which provided lighting for the harness racing track and to accommodate training on the Recreation Ground. Stage Two involves the installation of two 35m poles with associated flood lights to provide lighting to meet relevant standards for night football and cricket.”

“The completion of Stage Two will allow for increased activity that not only meets the needs of the Burnie community, but the wider region and neighbouring towns. This ground will have the infrastructure to support regional and sub-regional sporting events and activities, which is a huge boost for the area.”

“The prospect that there could be more night games like the one held on Friday night, is fantastic not only for the sporting community, but also for spectators.”

The cost of the Wivenhoe Recreation Ground – Stage 2 Lighting Project is $190,000. Council is seeking a co-contribution of $95,000.

For further information please contact

Janine Phillips
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
03 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728