Ren­nie light­ing up again

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page - BY ROBERT MUIR

Af­ter their back-to-back foot­ball pre­mier­ships, Ren­nie Foot­ball Net­ball Club will be in lights again in sea­son 2019.

It fol­lows more suc­cess, via Round 2 of the NSW Gov­ern­ment’s Stronger Coun­try Com­mu­ni­ties Fund, with a $272,965 grant for a sub­stan­tial light­ing up­grade at Ren­nie Recre­ation Re­serve.

The new light­ing will re­place ex­ist­ing light­ing at the re­serve with LED light­ing.

This will pro­vide ad­e­quate, cost-ef­fec­tive and en­ergy-ef­fi­cient light­ing to the foot­ball oval, net­ball/ten­nis courts, carpark and play­ground.

It will en­sure the safety of all vis­i­tors and in­crease the fa­cil­ity’s use­ful­ness. The Ren­nie Recre­ational Re­serve is a vi­tal com­mu­nity as­set for lo­cal farm­ing fam­i­lies.

Out­go­ing Ren­nie club pres­i­dent af­ter seven years at the helm, An­drew Starr praised the work of Craig and Fiona Mar­shall (foot­ball), Mee­gan McIn­ness (net­ball) and Jan Davis (recre­ation re­serve) who put the sub­mis­sion to­gether for Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil en­dorse­ment and State Gov­ern­ment ap­proval.

“They did a great job,” Mr Starr told the Yar­ra­wonga Chron­i­cle. “We thank coun­cil and the state gov­ern­ment for this fund­ing. It will be very well re­ceived.

“The ex­ist­ing light­ing is very old and now not very ef­fec­tive. The new light­ing will pro­vide for a safer en­vi­ron­ment. It’s a great grant.”

Six­teen projects in the Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil area re­ceived a to­tal of $3.6 mil­lion, as an­nounced by State Mem­ber for Al­bury Greg Aplin on Oc­to­ber 9 who de­scribed the over­all re­sult for Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil a “a great out­come”.

The com­mit­tee re­spon­si­ble for the suc­cess­ful grant ap­pli­ca­tion Mee­gan McInnes (Net­ball Club Pres­i­dent), Craig Mar­shall (Foot­ball Com­mit­tee and Ren­nie Recre­ation Re­serve Com­mit­tee mem­ber and Cyndi Glee­son (Foot­ball Club Sec­re­tary). Ab­sent at time of photo: Fiona Mar­shall (Light­ing Grants Ap­pli­ca­tion Co­or­di­na­tor) and Jan Davis (Ren­nie Recre­ation Re­serve, Trea­surer).

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