Situated along the Parramatta River within Sydney’s inner-western suburb of Drummoyne is the Drummoyne Oval and Taplin Park sporting facilities. Built in 1931, the oval is now home to the Balmain Cricket Club as well as host for professional NRL matches, and local Rugby Union and AFL matches. The local community of Drummoyne has, traditionally, been strongly involved in supporting several sporting codes. Recently, however, the existing lighting systems had become inadequate to provide efficient lighting for national level competitions.
To further improve the usage of the facilities and to also attract new events/games to the grounds, night use needed to be a viable option. Improvements were required to meet the minimum standard for top level games to be held. As such the City of Canada Bay gained additional funding from several resources (including Federal Government) to fund the project.
INGAL EPS submitted and won the tender for the supply of lighting towers for Drummoyne, which required the design of the poles to meet all safety requirements including movement under extreme wind conditions as well as providing safety systems for workers maintaining the light fittings in the future. INGAL EPS supplied the poles to meet all necessary requirements whilst minimizing the weight of the poles and aiding the efficient and cost effective footing and foundation design.