Light­ing tow­ers to be in­stalled at oval

Geraldton Guardian - - NEWS - Francesca Mann

New sports light­ing tow­ers will be in­stalled at Gree­nough Oval and Alexan­der Park, with work ex­pected to start this month.

Last week City of Greater Ger­ald­ton coun­cil­lors voted 10-3 in favour of award­ing the $1.1 mil­lion con­tract to Ger­ald­ton com­pany Elite Elec­tri­cal Con­tract­ing.

The ex­ist­ing light­ing tow­ers at the two sports fields will be re­moved and re­placed with 100-150 lux LED light tow­ers.

The re­newal comes off the back of a re­view and au­dit of all light tow­ers in Ger­ald­ton in which Sage Con­sult­ing En­gi­neers iden­ti­fied sig­nif­i­cant safety and com­pli­ance is­sues in both lo­ca­tions.

Ac­cord­ing to brief­ing notes in the agenda, all tow­ers at Alexan­der Park failed to meet earth loop im­ped­ance and were struc­turally in “very poor” con­di­tion.

The lump-sum con­tract re­quires all work to be com­pleted by March 30 due to club tour­na­ment book­ings.

Crs Steve Dou­glas, Graeme By­lund and David Caud­well voted against the mo­tion, which was ap­proved be­hind closed doors dur­ing Oc­to­ber’s coun­cil meet­ing.

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