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Left in the dark over lights

COSTLY: Light posts were removed from CF White Oval last month after termite damage caused one pole to collapse. Photos Ewan Leighton / Stanthorpe Border Post
COSTLY: Light posts were removed from CF White Oval last month after termite damage caused one pole to collapse. Photos Ewan Leighton / Stanthorpe Border Post

A MEETING is being organised between the Southern Downs Regional Council and the State Government in an attempt to solve the lighting situation at CF White Oval.

Councillors discussed the Stanthorpe Sports Association at the general meeting on Tuesday and decided to attempt to facilitate a permanent solution.

Councillor Vic Pennisi said a meeting would likely be held with the State Government in the next two weeks.

"We're going to go to the department and ask if there is an opportunity for out-of-round funding or if there is an option to fix the problem," Cr Pennisi said.

"If there's an opportunity there to identify and facilitate a permanent solution to the lights I think that's the best way to go forward."

The Sports Association submitted an application to council for funding for temporary lighting at the oval for 20 weeks.

But Cr Pennisi said a resolution wouldn't be made until council had met with the State Government.

The permanent replacement of the lights is part of an ongoing project to extend CF White Oval towards McGlew St.

And although the project is all but completed, the lighting poles were always going to be the final hurdle.

"The extension of the oval is complete, apart from the grassing, the irrigation and draining and the alignment of the soccer field and cricket pitch," Cr Pennisi said.

"Based on where that final alignment is, it may change slightly but it depends where the soccer field will be which will determine where the poles are.

"But they will still need the same amount of poles and the same amount of lights."

Sports Association sports co-ordinator Michael Jensen said a permanent solution would be welcomed by sporting groups - it was a matter of how long, more than anything.

"Certainly as long as we can get it done effectively and quickly," Mr Jensen said.

"At the end of the day the temporary lighting solution would be of benefit to the user groups at the moment. We can't use the field for training until the lights are on there."

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