Shire lighting the way for tennis participation with upgrades
Published on 20 July 2022
The Broome community will be able to enjoy another upgrade to local sporting infrastructure, with improved lighting at our tennis courts to be completed over the next 12 months.
The $198,000 Tennis Court Lighting Renewal project is included in the Shire of Broome 2022-23 Budget and has been supported by a successful $60,000 grant application through the State Government’s Club Night Lights Program.
Energy efficient LED lighting is set to be installed, with the upgrades to achieve the 350-lux required for club competition tennis.
A tender process to find a suitable contractor to undertake the work will commence in the near future, with the project planned to be completed by April 2023.
Shire of Broome president Harold Tracey said upgrading lighting at the tennis courts was another investment in local sporting infrastructure.
“Sporting participation has increased significantly in Broome over recent years, with sport and recreation an integral part of any regional community,” he said.
“The Shire understands that it is critical we provide the required sporting infrastructure for our community, and there has been significant investment over recent years.
“This work has included upgrades to indoor and outdoor courts at BRAC, the installation of new lighting at Nipper Roe and the Pump Track, and the improvement of the BRAC car park.
“With a new skatepark also not too far away, it is a massively exciting time for the Broome sporting community.
“Looking ahead, the Shire also adopted a new Sport and Recreation Plan earlier this year, which will act as a blueprint for further upgrades over the short-to-medium term.
“Finally, I’d like to say thank you to the State Government for supporting the Shire with a $60,000 grant through the Club Night Lights Program.”