New lease area
The six permanent lighting towers would stand a maximum of 48.9 metres high. The new lease for each tower and utility cabinet would be 128m2, making the total lease area for all six lighting towers 768m2.
The six tower option results in a symmetrical arrangement, maintains the clearance to the exclusion zone behind the bowler and keeps the towers well clear of the historic Umpire’s Pavilion.
Reducing the number of towers would increase the potential for glare to players and spectators, provide uneven lighting coverage across the playing surface, and increase the light spill into the surrounding area.
The base of each pole will have a buried concrete foundation of approximately 8 metres x 8 metres.
Each of the lighting towers will extend to a maximum height of 48.9 metres, including the headframe. The headframe would be a maximum width of 14.3 metres.
The part of the tower that will prevent public access would be where the pole meets the ground, which would be less than 2 meters in diameter.
At the base of each of the six lighting towers, there will be at least one utility cabinet. Two out of the six lighting towers (to be either towers 2 and 5, or towers 3 and 6) will also have a transformer and kiosk.
The maximum area that will be occupied by any utility cabinet(s) will be approximately 8 metres in width, 2.5 metres in height, and 3 metres in length.