3 March, 2023
Bright lights for Mossman Sharks
MOSSMAN’S rugby league stars gearing up for another year will have the chance to train and play unimpeded at night thanks to a new project which will see the installation of four new light towers.
Douglas Shire Council awarded a $288,753 contact to GMH Solutions Pty Ltd for the Coro-nation Park Sports Field Lighting project to take place at the Mossman Showgrounds.
The project will replace decades old lighting infrastructure replaced with new energy efficient LED technology and a user-friendly smart lighting control system.
The new lights will have automated controls which can be managed through a cloud-based system.
Douglas Shire Mayor Michael Kerr said improving sports facilities helped encourage the community to engage in sport, recreation, and healthy activities.
“The new light towers are a fantastic invest-ment that allows us to replace the current flood-lights on wooden poles which are about 30 years old,” he said.
“Our local rugby league club will be thrilled to have brighter and more reliable lighting for training and night games this season.
“Council identified the need to replace the lighting in its Coronation Park Sports Masterplan which can be used by local sporting clubs, organisations and council to seek grant funding from State and Federal Governments.”
The new 27-metre-high lights are expected to be installed mid-2023.