Cricket standard lighting (750 lux) at the EGW Wood sportsground in Redlands is currently one of eight strategic infrastructure priorities, as outlined in the Queensland Cricket State Infrastructure Strategy, at an expected cost of around $1.2 million. Mr Pike visited the Redlands facility earlier this week to share his excitement on being able to secure the commitment.
“The LNP and I were impressed with the strong levels of collaboration from the Redlands club, QLD Cricket and Cricket Australia to identify the project as a key priority for cricket,”
He continued “The opportunity to play cricket in the evenings shouldn’t just be restricted to the top end of the game, so the facility will be a great asset to the greater Redlands cricket community.”
Redlands Tigers President Sean Lloyd welcomed the funding commitment, particularly noting the challenges of securing substantial infrastructure funding.
“The total cost of the lighting project is quite extravagant, but the election commitment puts the club in a great position to really see the project become a reality.” He spoke.
He further stated that, “Use and demand of the facility has grown dramatically over the past few years, particularly with the expansion of the women’s program. Lighting up the facility will allow it to be used more often.”
Queensland Cricket is hoping to secure additional funding across the state to support several other identified infrastructure projects. The complete list of identified projects can be found here.