Great Western Oval Lighting Upgrade


The Great Western Oval Lighting Upgrade project is an outcome of the Great Western Future Plan 2014-24 and the Great Western Redevelopment Master Plan 2018-28.

The Great Western Recreation Reserve Oval lighting upgrade is a high priority as the current lighting does not cover the entire ground nor does it meet minimum standards.

The project brief requires that the lighting is upgraded to a standard commensurate with AFL guidelines for training purposes and that the output is 50 lux or greater to ensure the Great Western Football Netball Club is able to support its current and future training and participation needs.

This project is funded by the State Government - 2021 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund Community Sports Lighting stream to the value of $150,000 and a further $80,000 contribution from Northern Grampians Shire Council to cover the full project cost. 

The Great Western Football Netball Club and community have been consulted as a part of the process and have indicated strong support for the project. The project commenced in October following on from the council awarding the contract to the appropriate tenderer and was completed April 2022.


In June 2021, the State Government Department of Jobs, Precinct and Regions approved Northern Grampians Shire Council's application for $150,000 funding under the 2021 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund - Community Sports Lighting stream. 



Great Western Future Plan



Great Western Future Plan

2018 Great Western Public Park and Garden Reserve Masterplan
November 2020 Consultant engaged to design lighting options for future funding applications
November 2020 to March 2021  Concept designs finalised
March 2021 Grant application submitted to the Victorian State Government
July 2021  Funding announced by Victorian State Government 
August 2021

Tender opened for Expressions of Interest in project delivery

October 2021

Tender awarded




 November 2020

Appoint architect to undertake design. Awarded to 2MHConsulting.

March 2021

Designs finalised for tender to construct 

August 2021 

Tenders for construction open

October 2021 


  • Council appoint successful tenderer for construction

  • Construction started November 2021

 April 2022 

Construction completed