TicketSearch is focused on providing businesses, organisations, and venues with affordable, efficient, and powerful self-managed ticketing solutions. The organisation has offices in Australia, New…read more
Solar project to light the way in and around the MCG and Yarra Park
EnergyAustralia and the Melbourne Cricket Club have announced a partnership to light the way for people travelling through the Yarra Park and the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
The link will see the installation of 12 solar-powered light poles fitted with CCTV cameras, which will operate 24-hours-a-day, in Yarra Park, between MCG gates two and three.
Advising that the new 5.5-metre-high lights supplied by Saferoads will enhance the safety of Yarra Park for people after dark, Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) Chief Executive, Stuart Fox advised “improving safety in Yarra Park is very important to us and we're pleased to work with EnergyAustralia on this energy-themed initiative to help deliver a safer environment for local residents, MCG fans and other park users.
"The lighting produced is 100% sustainable. LED street lights are becoming increasingly popular because not only do they have a long life but they reduce carbon emissions.
"This initiative also builds on our long-term commitment to be recognised as a leading contributor to the community in environmental sustainability.”
EnergyAustralia Managing Director Catherine Tanna said Yarra Park was part of Melbourne's fabric, hosting runs, family outings and pre-footy picnics as well as providing a great vantage point for New Year's Eve fireworks.
Tanna added "Yarra Park is a great public asset and we hope that this lighting project will make it that much more accessible for all Australians, no matter the season or the time of day.”
Tanna said the project also showed how customers of all shapes and sizes, from average households to large sporting stadiums, could use technology to save money.
She continued “energy-efficient LED lighting, smart home solar systems and demand response programs can help families and businesses take control of their energy consumption. Whether it's the MCG or the family home, when people use less energy they save money and help the environment by generating fewer carbon emissions."
EnergyAustralia estimates the new solar-powered lighting in Yarra Park will save 1.3 tonnes of carbon per annum, equal to that generated by powering an average Victorian home for four months.
The Yarra Park lighting project follows EnergyAustralia helping the MCG to offset all the emissions from venue operations during September, the ground's busiest period of the year.
Image courtesy of EnergyAustralia.
21st February 2019 - Sports Environment Alliance’s 2019 Summit to explore practical change
3rd January 2019 - MCG set for $50 million upgrades in audio-visual and catering
25th November 2017 - MCG’s sustainability initiatives recognised at National Energy Efficiency Awards
15th August 2017 - LED lighting system live at Mt Smart Stadium
21st November 2014 - Siemens helps MCG take a lead in energy efficiency
17th October 2014 - MCG water recycling facility saves almost 240 million litres
23rd February 2012 - Swimming Australia and EnergyAustralia join forces
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
TJS Services is a leading national facility services provider. We deliver quality cleaning, maintenance, construction and facility management services to over 1,500 sites Australia wide. Our…read more
Perfect Gym Solutions is a software as a service (SaaS) solution purpose-built to service the fitness industry, with over 1000 clients servicing over 2 million gym members across 40 countries making…read more
Aflex Inflatables are the leaders for obstacle courses, pool toys, waterparks and land-based watersides and fitness runs. They are industry leaders offering the widest range of pool, lake and beach…read more
SPORTENG specialises in the Planning, Design and Construction inspection of Fields of Play for all sports. Blending engineering with the specialist knowledge gained from working closely with sport…read more
Our team believes floors should be beautiful, comfortable, and engineered for safety, even when wet. Life Floor tiles meet six unique performance based standards: slip-resistance, impact absorption,…read more
PathMinder Pty Ltd have partnered with AllUser Industries srl to bring Europe’s most advanced high security portals to the Australian and New Zealand markets. AllUser Industries started to…read more
About Priava's Technology - Priava is a cloud-based and centralised venue and event management system aimed at venues of all sizes. With its familiar and easy-to-use web interface, the…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!