An excavator digs a trench at the side of a sportsground
WORK COMMENCED:  Contractors start the groundwork for the replacement of the lights at McPherson Oval.

Projects & Works

LEDing the way! McPherson Oval lighting upgrade begins

Published: 19 May 2023 1:23pm

Work has commenced this week to replace the lighting system at McPherson Oval in North Wagga Wagga.

The lighting upgrade is part of Wagga Wagga City Council’s ongoing commitment to replace outdated lighting at its many sportsgrounds.

McPherson Oval’s existing lighting will be replaced with a new 200 Lux LED system which will provide lighting levels needed for training and matches.

Project Coordinator (Parks & Recreation) Phill Blake said upgrading the old lighting to LED has several benefits for the teams that use the sportsground, and for the environment.

“The new LED lighting system will improve the quality of the light over the sportsground, and it does not produce UV emissions which means it will attract less insects,” Mr Blake said.

“There will also be less spillage of lighting onto neighbouring properties.

“In addition, the lights are more environmentally friendly as they use less energy and produce less carbon emissions.”

Entry gates to the sportsground
MCPHERSON OVAL: located in North Wagga Wagga is getting new LED lighting.

The project involves groundwork, de-commissioning and removal of the old light poles, installation of the four new 30-meter light poles with LED floodlights, and installation of a new PA speaker system.

Funding for the upgrade of the McPherson Oval lighting has come from Wagga Wagga City Council and the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

Groundwork commenced this week, with the project expected to be completed by mid-July 2023 (weather permitting).