AFL to light up South Dubbo

Local club the Dubbo Demons held a training session under the new lights last week and tested out the new goal posts the council installed as part of the upgrade.

The upgrade will see the lighting’s strength increase from 50Lux to 200Lux.

The $231 000 development was funded by the Dubbo city council, the AFL Facility Development reserve and the NSW Government as part of its Community Building Partnership in 2011.

Mayor of Dubbo Mathew Dickson thanked the NSW government for its contribution.

“This project was one of 15 that received funding under the NSW government’s Community Building Partnership 2011 program and I thank local member Troy Grant for his assistance in securing funding,” he said.

Anthony Brooks, AFL NSW/ACT State Facilities Manager said: “2012 was the biggest year on record for AFL participation in NSW/ACT. One of our core values is to invest in community infrastructure to enable future growth of AFL and improve the standard of training and playing environments for existing participants,” he said.

“Floodlighting at South Dubbo Oval will allow full field training and senior AFL to be played safely at night. We appreciate and thank the council for their generous partnership and contribution towards the lighting.”