Perth Now – LIGHTS are at last set to be installed at Gardens Oval after a two-year battle …

Summary

  • LIGHTS are at last set to be installed at Gardens Oval after a two-year battle …
  • After Tuesday night’s vote it appears footy will be coming to the oval but cricket has been left behind as the council backflipped on a decision almost two years in the making.
  • After an initial motion proposed 500 lux level lighting be approved during the Dry season — the minimum level required for A-Grade cricket — the lux was scaled down to 300 to reduce costs.
  • “It doesn’t allow cricket to use Gardens as a venue to hold major event cricket in future, so we’ll have to find other alternatives for these events … and it is disappointing for the wider community who won’t be able to see large scale events there as a result of the decision.
  • Mr Morrison said the reduction in lux levels wouldn’t help any of their fixturing issues, despite being at a level sufficient for junior cricket.


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