As the cricket season hots up, East Fremantle is benefiting from sustainable synthetic grass thanks to the installation of a new match cricket wicket at Henry Jeffrey Oval.
Following recent cricket installs for the City of Rockingham and City of Gosnells, among other local councils, Green Planet Grass has now completed the latest sports facility for the Town of East Fremantle.
The wicket was designed and constructed by Green Planet Grass and, like many local government authorities and sports clubs in Western Australia, the Town council will be able to make savings as stringent water restrictions make it increasingly difficult to keep natural lawns and recreational surfaces in good condition. This new match wicket follows the installation of three cricket nets for East Fremantle Cricket Club.
Maintenance and costs in keeping grass green are becoming a growing problem for local government authorities, which is why many have already turned to the major advantages of artificial turf.
Professional accreditation gives commercial and government customers confidence in Green Planet Grass, with a growing reputation for high performance sports surfaces such as cricket wickets, golf, tennis, basketball, netball and soccer grows.
The Town of East Fremantle also recently invested in a synthetic grass interchange area at the nearby oval, which will perform in all weather conditions.
Managing Director of Green Planet Grass, Jeff Dennis said: “While traditional grass cricket wickets and other sports surfaces will fade and suffer deterioration in our hot, dry climate, synthetic grass will stay green all year round – for many years to come.”
Synthetic turf requires no watering and therefore eases the pressure on water resources. Most councils will expect to save thousands of dollars by installing Green Planet Grass sports surfaces or landscaped lawns.