New LED lighting shines bright at James Miller Oval

News Update 8 August 2023

Sports clubs and community members are now enjoying high quality, energy-efficient lighting at James Miller Oval in Manning, providing even more time for sport, recreation and leisure activities.

In June, the City installed four 30m towers with LED lighting to improve community access and make the ground safer to use at night.

The new lighting is providing benefit to local football and cricket clubs, people hiring the oval for events and activations, and local residents and dog walkers who are keen to use the oval for recreation.

The project was funded by the City; the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries through a Club Light Nights grant; the Australian Football League through an Australian Football Facilities Fund grant; and the Manning Rippers Football Club.

The project follows a 2018 audit of sports lighting at local reserves, which led to the development of the City’s Sports Oval Floodlight Plan to ensure the provision of high-grade floodlighting at the City's active reserves to Australian Standard (AS) 2560.2.2021.  As part of the Plan similar upgrades have also been completed at Ernest Johnson Reserve, Hensman Street Oval and Sandgate Oval in South Perth; Challenger Reserve in Manning; and Bill Grayden Oval in Como.

The State Government, through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, is a major supporter of community sport and recreation facilities in Western Australia. Sport and recreation builds stronger, healthier, happier and safer communities. When we play sport our whole community wins.