Lighting at the Manjimup Speedway will be upgraded after the State Government committed funds to the project. The Manjimup Speedway Club is a first-round recipient of funding provided by the Cook Government through the Community Small Grants Fund (CSGF). The club received the maximum amount of funds, as a part of the Government’s Native Forestry Transition Plan, receiving $100,000 to upgrade the wooden poles and lighting equipment to steel poles with more efficient wiring for the lights. Speedway committee member David Fall said upgrading the venue’s lighting was a task the club had been looking at for a while and in desperate need of doing. “The State Government grant is going to go a long way in keeping our venue surging forward and making it one that everyone can go to,” he said. “If we didn’t get it done, in a few years time, we were going to be in a bit of trouble, so the grant’s going to go a fair way for us.” Fall said the plan would be to switch out the wooden poles and overhead cabling for more durable steel poles and underground cabling to avoid issues of damage. “That’s going to enable us to have a lot less maintenance for us and people in the future, so it’s going to be massive for upgrades on the speedway, ” he said.