There is currently lighting on the pitches why does this need to be replaced?

    The current lighting is located between both pitches and only lights up a small area on the eastern pitch creating over use of these areas. The lighting does not meet Australian Standards which means that it is dangerous for players.

    What time will the lights stay on until?

    The clubs can be allocated use of the ovals at the very latest until 9pm, but on most occasions allocations run until 8:30pm. With the new lighting the technology includes the ability for Council officers to turn off lighting remotely, but also includes a fail-safe automatic shut off which can be set at 9pm to ensure the lights are never left on later than permitted.

    What is light spill and how will that impact my house?

    The lighting spill is when light falls outside the oval/pitches that are being illuminated. In designing the oval lighting the light spill is minimised by the location, height and aiming of the lamp heads. Please see attached lighting spill plan which show the lux level readings outside of the oval. 

    Also included are some photos of recently completed projects that demonstrate how accurate the control over the lighting spill is. As you can see the light from the towers drops away rapidly from 3-5m outside of the boundary. 

    Council has recently installed lighting similar to what is being proposed at Griff Hunt Reserve, in the following reserves:

    • Croydon Aths Track
    • Mullum #2 Oval
    • Belmont Park Oval
    • Cheong Park - lighting still to be commissioned 

    Sample photos of lighting installations are included in the document library.

    Why are 27m towers needed to light the oval?

    The height of the towers assists with the directional focus of the light, directly down onto the oval. Smaller towers would result in the lamp heads projecting outwards rather than downwards, which would create greater light spill outside of the oval and be more noticeable for the surrounding residents.

    Will the old light towers be removed?

    Yes, the old lighting towers will be removed once the new towers are fully operational

    What will the timeline of this project be?

    After the community information sessions, Council will formally write to residents advising of our intention to install the lights as required under Part 4 of The Building Regulations 2018.Through this process residents can provide feedback around this installation. 

    The proposed timeline for the project is:

    • Aug/Sept 2020 - tender for Project
    • October 2020 - appoint contractor
    • Nov - Feb 2021- works commence on site and lighting towers installed
    • April 2021 - lighting fully operation for the Winter 2021 season