Georges River Council considers electronic scoreboards for local grounds

Checking the figures: Georges River Council is looking at the cost of installing electronic scoreboards at various sporting facilities.
Checking the figures: Georges River Council is looking at the cost of installing electronic scoreboards at various sporting facilities.

Georges River Council is to investigate the installation of electronic scoreboards at newly constructed sports amenities buildings across the local government area.

This follows a Notice of Motion from Deputy Mayor Sam Elmir which was prompted by a suggestion from a community member.

The motion, which was supported at the July 22 council meeting will now see the council investigate the suitability of electronic scoreboards at various sporting fields and facilities in the area.

Councillor Elmir said the report will look at the associated costs of installing the scoreboards and identify potential funding sources, such as the Councillors' Ward Fund.

"Installation of scoreboards would be explored in consultation with local sporting and recreational groups throughout the local government area," Cr Elmir said.

"Council encourages sporting clubs to apply for the latest round of Stronger Communities funding, which could assist with upgrades including new scoreboards, seating, new turf, or fit-out of change rooms, to name just a few ideas.

"The installation of scoreboards would deliver numerous benefits that include their flexibility to be used for a multitude of sporting and community applications.

"The scoreboards have the potential to create a more engaging viewing experience for attendees at games and it's hoped they would make Council's grounds more favourable to high-level sporting teams and regional sporting matches.

"This resolution follows Council's commitment to install electronic scoreboards at Hurstville Oval and Harold Fraser Oval as part of the construction of the new pavilions at these premium facilities," he said.

Other locations where electronic scoreboards may be considered include Peakhurst Park, Poulton Park, Penshurst Sporting Hub and major sporting fields such as Charles Pirie Reserve.

For more information on or assistance with applying for a Stronger Communities Programme Grant phone 9330 6400 or visit scottmorrisonmp.com.au

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