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  • Writer's pictureThe Hon. Paul Toole MP


Bathurst Bushrangers Aussie Rules Football Club have received $13,000 in funding from the NSW Government to replace four energy inefficient metal halide lights with energy efficient LED lighting at George Park.

Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said the energy efficient LED lighting at George Park will allow teams of the Bathurst Bushrangers and other patrons of the grounds to use the facilities for longer with the lights providing visibility and safety after dark.

“The funding to Bathurst Bushrangers will help upgrade lighting around the clubhouse to energy efficient LED external lighting and security lights,” Mr Toole said.

“Not only will this lead to cheaper power bills thanks to the energy efficient properties of LEDs, it also means a brighter playing field when the teams train of an evening. This will increase safety of players practicing after dark.”

The most significant advantage of LEDs when compared to traditional lighting solutions is the long lifespan. The average LED lasts two to four times longer than most metal halide lights.

This funding is part of the Community Building Partnership. Since 2009, the Community Building Partnership (CBP) program has awarded more than $362 million to over 16,600 projects.

The NSW Government is investing in infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental, and recreational outcomes while promoting community participation, inclusion and cohesion.

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