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Brierly Reserve Development Committee chairman Daryl Love, Cricket Victoria Western Waves manager Stephen Field, Cr Rob Askew and member for Western Victoria Region Gayle Tierney
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AFL Western District Commissioner Greg Wood, Cr Rob Askew, SWFNC president Jock O'Connor, Gayle Tierney and SWFNC secretary Kevin Rhodes

Shedding water and light on sports grounds

News Article Date: 
Friday, 22 April 2016

Funding from Warrnambool City Council (WCC) and the State Government will help enhance playing conditions for sporting clubs at Brierly Reserve and the Friendly Societies Park.

On April 21 member for Western Victoria Region Gayle Tierney announced State funding of $100,000 for the re-establishment of a bore water supply and watering system to two sports grounds at Brierly Reserve.

The new watering system will save volunteer time in maintaining the grounds and mean that potable and more expensive water will no longer be used for irrigation at Brierly.

WCC has committed $165,000 towards the project while the The Brierly Christ Church Cricket Club has committed $10,000.

Ms Tierney also announced State funding of $100,000 for improved lighting at the Friendly Societies Park.

The South Warrnambool Football Netball Club (SWFNC) will redevelop the park’s sports ground lighting with the installation of four new 30m lighting towers.

The lighting will achieve a standard suitable for football training, club competition and match practice.

The total cost of the project is an estimated $274,500.

The SWFNC has committed $115,000 towards the project along with in-kind labour and material donations to the value of $50,000.

WCC has committed $10,000 to the project.

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