07 June 2024

Coatesville bowlers can now bowl well into the night thanks to upgraded competition lighting around the synthetic green at the Coatesville Bowling Club, backed by the Victorian Government.

Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos today formally switched on the club’s newly upgraded 100 lux LED lighting, made possible by $25,000 from the Government’s Community Sport and Recreation Grants.

From barefoot bowls to pennant competitions, Coatesville Bowling Club is a focal point of bowls in the area, with over 150 members calling the club home.

The upgraded lighting is competition standard and enables the club to cater for increasing demand and host more bowls throughout the year.

They are also energy savers with efficient LED fittings spreading even light, reducing costs, improving safety for players and encouraging greater participation in lawn bowls for all.

Over the past decade the Victorian Government has invested more than $1.9 billion in community sport and recreation infrastructure.

The Victorian Budget 2024-25 is also providing more than $23 million to continue delivery of community sport and active recreation infrastructure and programs to increase participation opportunities and improve accessibility.

Nick Staikos MP acknowledged project partners Glen Eira City Council and the Coatesville Bowling Club for their support in delivering the project.

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

Quotes attributable to Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos

“The upgraded lights are a game changer and open up the club’s synthetic green to more opportunity for year-round bowls.”

“There are now greater opportunities for twilight barefoot bowls, training and more competition, taking the local game to the next level.”

“Better sport and recreation facilities make it easier for Victorians to get involved in local sport and recreation and lead healthy and active lifestyles.”