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Wonthella Oval lights flicked on

31 Aug 2016 6:57 PM -

Its official, the Wonthella Oval floodlights have been turned on and whether it’s music, sporting or festivals, new opportunities for Geraldton to host evening sporting and entertainment events are lighting up like never before.

The $1.5 million project was jointly funded by Royalties for Regions (MWDC's Mid West Investment Plan ($590,000); Country Local Government Fund ($229,000)), the City of Greater Geraldton ($351,000), Department of Sport and Recreation ($230,000) and AFL ($100,000).

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said the new floodlights enabled the City to host its biggest event ever, the triple j One Night Stand concert in April.

“The 500 lux flood lighting is part of the infrastructure required for night time programming and is now paving the way for Geraldton to host large scale events,” he said.

“We know the new flood lighting will make Geraldton very attractive for regional and state wide sporting activities including the possibility of AFL pre-season games which will result in huge economic benefits for our community.


Picture caption: (Left to right) Hon Brian Ellis MLC Agricultural Region, Hon Paul Brown MLC Agricultural Region, Hon Mia Davies, Minister for Sport & Recreation, Ian Blayney MLA, Mayor Shane Van Styn and Hon James Chown MLC Agricultural Region officially turn on the lights at the Wonthella Oval.