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EXCLUSIVE: Demolition plans for a Perth icon

Oliver Peterson can reveal that one of the iconic light towers at the WACA ground will be demolished if the development application for our state’s home of cricket is approved by Development WA.

The application was received by Development WA just before Christmas, with plans to bulldoze from the Inverarity Stand, Prindiville Stand and through to the indoor cricket centre and museum.

The application submitted by Griffiths Architects argues that the there is no significant heritage impacts on State Heritage and believes there is no mitigation required, saying there is a potential for these works to provide positive impacts to social values.

They believe there may be a possible increase in visitation that renovation may bring, being beneficial to the future of the WACA Ground.

It’s understood there is no concern about hosting night sport as the lighting will be upgraded with LED technology. We can also expect the east and west ends of the ground to be pushed back out as the WACA hopes its new design will be able to host WAFL footy as well.

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