Hay Park set to light up at end of summer

Stuart McGuckinSouth Western Times
City of Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan, Bunbury MLA Don Punch, project manager Scott Parker and electrician Mun Biahgi look over the plans.
Camera IconCity of Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan, Bunbury MLA Don Punch, project manager Scott Parker and electrician Mun Biahgi look over the plans. Credit: Stuart McGuckin

The installation of new light towers at Bunbury’s Hay Park multi-sports pavilion is progressing swiftly.

Work is close to being completed for the conduit network which will form the foundation of the project, with switchboards and poles expected to arrive by mid-January.

The lights are then expected to be operational by the end of February.

The State Government committed $3.9 million to Hay Park lighting and drainage projects in May.

Bunbury MLA Don Punch looked over the ongoing works on Friday along with Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan.

He said the lights were crucial to make the most of the facilities.

“We know that Hay Park is a fantastically popular area for sports and we are working on ways to maximise community access to it,” he said.

Upon completion, the facility’s main ground, which hosted a W League fixture in January, will be able to host top level soccer matches at night.

Lighting on a second ground will allow for South West Soccer Association night fixtures, while night games will be catered for on a third and training will be able to continue further into the night on the remaining pitches.

Mr Brennan said he was glad the city was able to work with the State Government to continue improving Hay Park.

“We’ve got a first class stadium here with all the facilities,” he said.

“The lights will only further enhance its ability to host national competitions for soccer, rugby and perhaps other sports.”

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