Shire investment a highlight for community sport

Published on 30 June 2022


Broome’s sporting community now has extra opportunities for training and competition after the recent completion of two lighting projects.

The Shire of Broome has installed new lighting at both the Nipper Roe Sports Field at BRAC and the Pump Track.

The $1.4 million Nipper Roe eight-pole field lighting system is designed to meet the AFL Preferred Facility Guidelines of 150 lux.

The project was funded by the Shire, the State Government’s Community Sport and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF), the AFL’s Facility Funding Program and through a contribution received from Development WA.

Broome contractor Able Electrical completed the upgrade, supporting the Shire’s objective to engage local businesses.

The $130,000 Pump Track lighting project was funded by the Federal Government’s Safer Community Fund.

The Pump Track project was completed last October thanks to funding from the Shire, the State Government’s CSRFF, Development WA and the Commonwealth Bank.

Local companies McCorry Brown, H&M Tracey, MNG and Roadline also kindly provided in-kind works at no cost.

Shire of Broome president Harold Tracey said improving sporting infrastructure had been a priority in recent years.

“The Nipper Roe Lighting installation was essential to facilitate the continued growth in participation in field sports and optimisation of the entire BRAC playing fields,” he said.

“The lights are live and oval bookings are already locked in ahead of the busy dry season sporting calendar.

“Having additional lighting at the Pump Track and Nipper Roe oval gives the community peace of mind for evening sports.

“It is exciting to see what further recreation upgrades are to come in the future, to provide a future for everyone in Broome sport."

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