City of Bunbury, State Govt celebrate installation of Hay Park South light towers

Together: Community services director James Shepherd, SW Phoenix president Jen Curtis, Deputy Mayor Jaysen De San Miguel, Don Punch, Hay Park president Liam Sheehan, Bunbury United president Sam Riachi and Marina Quain. Photo: Emily Sharp.
Together: Community services director James Shepherd, SW Phoenix president Jen Curtis, Deputy Mayor Jaysen De San Miguel, Don Punch, Hay Park president Liam Sheehan, Bunbury United president Sam Riachi and Marina Quain. Photo: Emily Sharp.

The State Government and City of Bunbury have envisioned a brighter future for the region's sporting facilities.

Following months of redevelopment works, community members gathered on Saturday, July 6 to celebrate the installation of 24 light towers at Hay Park South.

The eastern premier pitch now has a 500 LUX Level capacity (suitable for professional standard matches), while the western premier pitch has a 200 LUX Level capacity.

The surrounding pitches have a variety of LUX Levels (ranging from 50 to 100) suitable for training sessions.

The project was part of the State Government's $4 million election commitment to support Bunbury's sporting culture.

Drainage works near Hay Park South were also carried out earlier this year. Both projects were included in the Hay Park Master Plan.

"The development works proposed in this plan will not only meet the Hay Park users' current needs and demands, but will also cater for future needs and demands," City of Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan said.

"The light towers will be used by a wide variety of sporting clubs and associations at both junior and senior levels, and allow for local, state, and professional night soccer matches to be played in the precinct."