Harold Rossiter Shines Bright

Published on Thursday, 18 April 2024 at 12:35:00 PM

Harold Rossiter Reserve, a beacon of community activity in the Town of Victoria Park, now shines brighter than ever thanks to recent upgrades to its sports lighting equipment.

The completion of the Harold Rossiter Reserve Sport Lighting project marks a milestone for recreational facilities within Victoria Park.

The upgrades will enable Victoria Park Soccer Club to increase participation and expand its program of nighttime training and club competition games across two football fields. It will mean the club can manage increased membership demands, particularly for the juniors and the inaugural women’s master’s team.

The Harold Rossiter Reserve Sport Lighting project, was made possible by funding from the Australian Government’s Investing in our Communities Program ($400,000), The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries Club Night Lights Program ($100,516) and the Town of Victoria Park ($61,000).

Quotes attributable to Ms Zaneta Mascarenhas MP, Member for Swan:

“The lighting upgrade to these facilities means so much to local clubs and park users.

“It means club members can play together as a club again under lights, and it will open up the park to more users who can enjoy the facilities with more safety and security.

“The injection of $400,000 reflects the importance of thriving local communities to the Labor Government.

“Labor will continue to deliver on projects to enhance local facilities and create healthier and safer public spaces for people to enjoy.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government and Member for Victoria Park Hannah Beazley:

I am thrilled to see that the new LED lights are now shining bright at Harold Rossiter Reserve, a park used by so many in our Victoria Park community including the growing Victoria Park Soccer Club.

 As Member for Victoria Park and Minister for Local Government, I understand how important it is for facilities like this to be kept in the best possible condition, enabling sport and recreational activities to continue when the sun goes down.

I am proud of the Cook Labor Government’s investment of over $100,000 into this lighting upgrade as part of our Club Night Lights Program. This investment is on top of the almost $50,000 we invested in upgrading showers and toilets at Harold Rossiter Reserve in 2022. It’s a community asset that just keeps getting better.

I am committed to helping ensure the Cook Labor Government continues to champion and support healthier, more active, and socially connected communities.”

Quotes attributable to Mayor of Victoria Park Karen Vernon:

"Investing in sporting infrastructure is investing in the wellbeing, safety and connectivity of our Town.

“The upgraded lighting at Harold Rossiter Reserve will undoubtedly foster a greater sense of community engagement and support healthy lifestyles for years to come."

Perth Training and the Obedience Dog Club will also utilise the extended lighting times at Harold Rossiter Reserve on a weekly basis.

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