About the project

Council is replacing the existing oval fencing and installing new training net lights and temporary storage at Eric Raven Reserve.

  • The existing oval perimeter fencing at the northern end of the oval to the western side of the training nets is too small to be effective in preventing cricket and lacrosse balls from leaving the ground. The new fencing will improve public safety and reduce the risk of damage to surrounding biodiversity zones. 
  • The net training lights will improve conditions for organised sportsground users. The lights will only be used in conjunction with sportsground lights which, for the 2019 winter season, will be on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 5pm and 8:30pm. 
  • A temporary storage unit will occupy three car parking bays at Eric Raven Reserve whilst Council explores options for the permanent storage at the pavilion. 

There will not be any changes to the usage of Eric Raven Reserve and you will still be able to access and use the oval.

The community may notice some contractors working on site while these works are being undertaken.

Specific details

The existing 1.1 metre oval fence will be replaced with a 1.8 metre black chain mesh fence. Gate access at the northern end of the oval will allow passive park user access. The new 1.8 metre fence will taper down into the existing 1.1 metre fence. 

Two poles of the existing cricket net framework will be extended by 50 centimetres to install two LED floodlights. The floodlights will be lit to 100 lux level and orientated to face the hit up wall.

Temporary storage will occupy three car parking bays from April to September 2019.

Status

These works have commenced. The lighting installation and fencing part of the project have been completed.

For more information

For an update or for further information please contact Chad Henry on 9278 4595 or [email protected]

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