The Hoppers Crossing Soccer Club will now be able to play and practice at night, with the installation of 100 lux LED sports lighting on Pitch 1 at Grange Reserve being recently completed.

The Andrews Government provided $300,000 for the completion of the lighting upgrades as part of a 2018 election commitment – the remaining $50,000 being provided by Wyndham City Council

This project will benefit the local Hoppers Crossing community including Hoppers Crossing Soccer Club, allowing for more opportunities to train and play at night.

The lighting upgrade commenced construction in July 2020 and all infrastructure works have now been completed. Council is hopeful the electrical engineer can attend the site and sign off on the works in the last week of October, completing the project on schedule.

Similar projects include the $196,020 ground lighting project at Wooten Road Reserve in Tarneit – made possible by Victorian Government’s 2020-21 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund.

The Local Sports Infrastructure Fund is also a key component of the government’s new suite of infrastructure investment programs including the World Game Facilities Fund, Community Cricket Program and Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program.

The Government acknowledged Wyndham City Council for its commitment and financial contribution to the project.

For more information about infrastructure grant opportunities available through the Victorian Government visit

Quotes attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly

“This is fantastic news for the Hoppers Crossing Soccer Club, I look forward to seeing the lights in use in the early months of next year.”