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The lights go on at Manuka Oval

johnboy 23 January 2013 54

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To celebrate your correspondent’s 40th birthday the powers that be have put on a rather grand game of cricket next tuesday and Ricky Ponting is going to captain a side against the West Indies at Manuka Oval.

Migrane@Kingston has sent in these cracking pictures of the new lights turned on for the first time despite the best efforts of the Inner South terrorists.

Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com .

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Meanwhile a kilometre away Nick is enjoying the precision of the lights:

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Pork Hunt 7:32 pm 25 Jan 13

[quote comment="455835"][quote comment="455752"]$5 million cost of lights

12 uses per year

20 years use

$5m/(12*20)= $20,000 per game + electricity and maintenance + destruction of urban vistas and residential amenity.

They're monstrous. They're expensive. And they're unnecessary.

There are many other things in Canberra I'd rather see this money spent on.[/quote]

So who else is thinking mossy here was the culprit who cut all the electrical wires when they were first installed?[/quote]

Nah, he's too busy watching the night sky of a light polluted (pre lights) first world capital city with tree lined avenues to get into that sort of mischief.

goggles13 6:57 pm 25 Jan 13

[quote comment="455545"]As a local resident whose apartment block was flooded with light tonight, I can only consider these monsters an abomination. Platitudes about 'restricting light spill' are rubbish.

And when they're not on, they're an abomination. They stick up above the trees destroying the vistas along along Canberra Avenue and along Telopea Park.

What a disgrace.[/quote]

oh well

I live near Viking Park and get to see the light and hear the noise when a rugby game is on.

is there some service that will provide me with counselling (free of course) because I am in no way affected by this light and noise "pollution"?

G-Fresh 11:12 am 25 Jan 13

[quote comment="455545"]As a local resident whose apartment block was flooded with light tonight, I can only consider these monsters an abomination. Platitudes about 'restricting light spill' are rubbish.

And when they're not on, they're an abomination. They stick up above the trees destroying the vistas along along Canberra Avenue and along Telopea Park.

What a disgrace.[/quote]

Sucked in

pommyb 9:36 am 25 Jan 13

Lights on - Day/Night cricket - AFL - more investment in facilities. Roll on 2014/15 when the first Test comes to Canberra

Gantz 7:45 am 25 Jan 13

[quote comment="455752"]$5 million cost of lights

12 uses per year

20 years use

$5m/(12*20)= $20,000 per game + electricity and maintenance + destruction of urban vistas and residential amenity.

They're monstrous. They're expensive. And they're unnecessary.

There are many other things in Canberra I'd rather see this money spent on.[/quote]

So who else is thinking mossy here was the culprit who cut all the electrical wires when they were first installed?

miz 7:40 am 25 Jan 13

Wow, the triffids have landed . . .

Chop71 7:28 am 25 Jan 13

I love this thread

rosscoact 9:46 pm 24 Jan 13

They should have put them in Gungahlin where the riff raff live and they don't know any better

chewy14 9:27 pm 24 Jan 13

[quote comment="455752"]$5 million cost of lights

12 uses per year

20 years use

$5m/(12*20)= $20,000 per game + electricity and maintenance + destruction of urban vistas and residential amenity.

They're monstrous. They're expensive. And they're unnecessary.

There are many other things in Canberra I'd rather see this money spent on.[/quote]

Which orifice did you pull a 20 year lifespan from?

Although by your above post I'm assuming you want the government to run events there every week to get value for money right? Good on you.

FioBla 9:26 pm 24 Jan 13

$5M.

Could subsidise ACTION for 18 days.

mossy 8:39 pm 24 Jan 13

>There are many other things in Canberra I’d rather see this money spent on.

>Such as…

Increasing the staff numbers and facilities at the Birth Centre and Canberra Hospital would be a good place to start.

>Yep NIMBY NIMBY NIMBY!

Came for the forum, stayed for the quality of discussion.

Pork Hunt 7:59 pm 24 Jan 13

[quote comment="455767"][quote comment="455763"]

Now we just need a first class side in the Sheffield Shield and I can die a happy man.[/quote]

When I dream I dream I have a Porche'.[/quote]

You can sit on your Porche while I drive my Porsche to the cricket... :-)

el 7:54 pm 24 Jan 13

[quote comment="455752"]They're monstrous. They're expensive. And they're unnecessary.[/quote]

The horrible apartments that have sprung up all around the area? Agreed.

pptvb 7:51 pm 24 Jan 13

[quote comment="455585"][quote comment="455537"]We aren't allocated all that many birthdays ending in zero, so make sure it's a big one. :-)[/quote]

Expressed in binary we get one every other year :-)[/quote]

There are 10 types of people in this world. Those who understand binary, & those who don't!

Growling Ferret 7:48 pm 24 Jan 13

[quote comment="455752"]

There are many other things in Canberra I'd rather see this money spent on.[/quote]

Like more waaambulances?

JC 7:38 pm 24 Jan 13

[quote comment="455752"]$5 million cost of lights

12 uses per year

20 years use

$5m/(12*20)= $20,000 per game + electricity and maintenance + destruction of urban vistas and residential amenity.

They're monstrous. They're expensive. And they're unnecessary.

There are many other things in Canberra I'd rather see this money spent on.[/quote]

Again double standard. Urban vista's were destroyed to build your apartment building, clearly your ok with that but not with 6, quite attractive light towers.

PS WTF is residential amenity and how has that been destroyed?

Ben_Dover 7:29 pm 24 Jan 13

[quote comment="455763"]

Now we just need a first class side in the Sheffield Shield and I can die a happy man.[/quote]

When I dream I dream I have a Porche'.

Thumper 7:15 pm 24 Jan 13

[quote comment="455757"]Anything which imporves the prospect of more cricket in the ACT is worth us ignoring the sound of a million whining NIMBYs in my book.[/quote]

Now we just need a first class side in the Sheffield Shield and I can die a happy man.

c_c™ 7:03 pm 24 Jan 13

[quote comment="455752"]$5 million cost of lights

12 uses per year

20 years use

$5m/(12*20)= $20,000 per game + electricity and maintenance + destruction of urban vistas and residential amenity.

They're monstrous. They're expensive. And they're unnecessary.

There are many other things in Canberra I'd rather see this money spent on.[/quote]

Such as...

poetix 6:54 pm 24 Jan 13

[quote comment="455752"]$5 million cost of lights

12 uses per year

20 years use

$5m/(12*20)= $20,000 per game + electricity and maintenance + destruction of urban vistas and residential amenity.

They're monstrous. They're expensive. And they're unnecessary.

There are many other things in Canberra I'd rather see this money spent on.[/quote]

You realise that those figures could equally be used as an argument for more frequent use?

Look at the pleasure that people are getting even in anticipation of the first cricket match in which they'll be used. There are a lot of forty year olds with a real spring in their steps...

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