Griff Hunt Reserve - Sportsfield Lighting

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Consultation has concluded

Council has been successful in obtaining funding through Sport and Recreation Victoria's 2019/20 Community Sports Infrastructure Fund, to install new lighting at Griff Hunt Reserve. The funding provides the opportunity to increase the capacity of the existing facility, to meet the growing demand for Rugby and Soccer in Maroondah.

The proposed lighting project will include installation of six (27 meter high) lighting poles and 150 lux of LED lighting to meet the Australian Standards for Sportsfield lighting, The lighting will cater for the increased demand, particularly with the growth of Soccer, and will improve the safety for players during training. Compliance with the Australian Standards will ensure that the proposed lighting is concentrated on the oval and that any spill of light is controlled and minimised.

Similar lighting upgrades have recently been completed at Town Park athletic track, Belmont Park soccer, and with Cheong Park oval nearing completion. Like these facilities, the use of lights at Griff Hunt will be controlled by Council with a 9pm curfew. The ability to automatically shut down the lights at this time will be included within the design specification and will be managed independently of the clubs.

We appreciate that residents living in close proximity of Griff Hunt Reserve may have further questions or concerns around the proposed installation of Sportsfield lighting. Unfortunately the current COVID-19 restrictions prevent us from facilitating our normal face to face information sessions on site at Griff Hunt, so we are providing some alternative online options to ensure you queries are answered and you have all of the information you need.

How you can find out more:

There are a number of options available for you to submit questions or find out more information about the Griff Hunt Lighting project.

Option 1: 'Ask us a question' tab on this page.

If you have a specific question you would like answered about the lighting project, simply submit your question on this page and our Project Team will respond.

Option 2: Zoom Meetings

Council Officers will be available to meet you online to discuss the project and answer any questions you may have about the lighting project. These meetings are scheduled for:

  • Thursday 30th July - 5:30pm to 6.30pm
  • Monday 3rd August - 4pm to 5pm
  • Wednesday 5th Aug - 10am to 11am

You will need to register to attend one of these sessions. You can do so by completing the 'Register to attend' form on this page. Once we receive your registration, you will be sent a meeting invite with a Zoom link included to access the meeting you have chosen to attend.

Option 3: By Telephone

If you would like to speak to a Council Officer by telephone, please contact Kirstie Dench, Sports and Recreation Liaison Officer, on 9294 5719.

Option 4: By Email

You can also submit your questions by email at kirstie.dench@maroondah.vic.gov.au

The project information period will close 5pm Friday 7 August 2020. After this time Council will then progress to the formal notification period under Part 4 of The Building Regulations 2018 advising of its intention to install the lights.

If you would like any further information on this Lighting project, please call us on 1300 88 22 33 or 9294 5719 or email kirstie.dench@maroondah.vic.gov.au


Council has been successful in obtaining funding through Sport and Recreation Victoria's 2019/20 Community Sports Infrastructure Fund, to install new lighting at Griff Hunt Reserve. The funding provides the opportunity to increase the capacity of the existing facility, to meet the growing demand for Rugby and Soccer in Maroondah.

The proposed lighting project will include installation of six (27 meter high) lighting poles and 150 lux of LED lighting to meet the Australian Standards for Sportsfield lighting, The lighting will cater for the increased demand, particularly with the growth of Soccer, and will improve the safety for players during training. Compliance with the Australian Standards will ensure that the proposed lighting is concentrated on the oval and that any spill of light is controlled and minimised.

Similar lighting upgrades have recently been completed at Town Park athletic track, Belmont Park soccer, and with Cheong Park oval nearing completion. Like these facilities, the use of lights at Griff Hunt will be controlled by Council with a 9pm curfew. The ability to automatically shut down the lights at this time will be included within the design specification and will be managed independently of the clubs.

We appreciate that residents living in close proximity of Griff Hunt Reserve may have further questions or concerns around the proposed installation of Sportsfield lighting. Unfortunately the current COVID-19 restrictions prevent us from facilitating our normal face to face information sessions on site at Griff Hunt, so we are providing some alternative online options to ensure you queries are answered and you have all of the information you need.

How you can find out more:

There are a number of options available for you to submit questions or find out more information about the Griff Hunt Lighting project.

Option 1: 'Ask us a question' tab on this page.

If you have a specific question you would like answered about the lighting project, simply submit your question on this page and our Project Team will respond.

Option 2: Zoom Meetings

Council Officers will be available to meet you online to discuss the project and answer any questions you may have about the lighting project. These meetings are scheduled for:

  • Thursday 30th July - 5:30pm to 6.30pm
  • Monday 3rd August - 4pm to 5pm
  • Wednesday 5th Aug - 10am to 11am

You will need to register to attend one of these sessions. You can do so by completing the 'Register to attend' form on this page. Once we receive your registration, you will be sent a meeting invite with a Zoom link included to access the meeting you have chosen to attend.

Option 3: By Telephone

If you would like to speak to a Council Officer by telephone, please contact Kirstie Dench, Sports and Recreation Liaison Officer, on 9294 5719.

Option 4: By Email

You can also submit your questions by email at kirstie.dench@maroondah.vic.gov.au

The project information period will close 5pm Friday 7 August 2020. After this time Council will then progress to the formal notification period under Part 4 of The Building Regulations 2018 advising of its intention to install the lights.

If you would like any further information on this Lighting project, please call us on 1300 88 22 33 or 9294 5719 or email kirstie.dench@maroondah.vic.gov.au


CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

Please submit your question here and our project team will respond.