New lights for the Fitzroy Crossing Oval!

Published on Friday, 9 February 2024 at 8:37:07 AM

The Fitzroy Crossing oval will soon be lit up by new lights and technology thanks to State Government funding.

The upgrades are part of a $4 million project funded by the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries as part of the election commitment grant program.

The new system will be able to be operated remotely and boasts an increase in brightness to 200 lux with new LED lighting.  

Shire of Derby/West Kimberley President Peter McCumstie says having the latest lighting technology will bring the oval up to modern standards.

“Night sport is a popular part of life in the Fitzroy Valley and the new lighting will enhance the quality of the Shire’s premier sporting facility” says Mr. McCumstie. 

“Together with the annual footy season which sees teams travel to play from all over the valley, the new lighting system will make the oval more accessible for other sports as well as youth programs and services.”

The new lights will have 68 globes and will sit 28 metres above playing level and will also be more energy efficient than the current sodium chloride lights that were installed with a brightness of only 100 lux. 

A modernized operating system will also allow easier use for all users along with pre-programmed accessibility. 

The Shire has also been working with key sporting groups and other community groups to establish a stakeholder working group to keep everyone up to date – including the Central Kimberley Football League to make sure construction doesn’t interfere with fixturing in their upcoming 2024 season. 

Construction is expected to start within the next few weeks with an approximate completion in June.

Plans are also in the works to replace the fencing around the oval precinct – which has also been funded by the State Government.

A stakeholder reference group has been developed in relation to this project. If you wish to join, please get in touch with Elizabeth Mason, Project Manager via or by calling 9191 0999.

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