Draft Open Space Lighting Policy

Submissions closed on 23 February 2020, 11:59 PM


The City of Ryde's draft Open Space Lighting Policy is on public exhibition for review and community comment. This policy has been designed to inform and guide Council's decisions on lighting installation and upgrades in City of Ryde open spaces, ensuring they are considered in a consistent and strategic manner.

The draft Open Space Lighting Policy has been prepared to ensure all new lighting within parks across the City of Ryde, whether it be associated with car parks, recreational facilities, external park buildings, pathways, shared user paths, feature trees and/or public art is sustainable, well designed and located, and meets the applicable Australian Standards for lighting.

This Policy will be used:

  • To inform and guide Council’s decision making for public lighting of open space;
  • To decide where and when public lighting of open space is needed, and if so, what sort of lighting should be installed;
  • To help Council staff, lighting design consultants and others, consistently apply sustainable lighting principles to new public lighting installations, replacements and repair programs on open space;
  • To communicate Council’s public lighting minimum efficiency and standard design requirements.

Hard Copies of the Policy

Hard copies of the Draft Open Space Lighting Policy are also available to be viewed until Sunday 23 February 2020.

  • Customer Service Centre
    1 Pope Street, Ryde 
    (Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.00pm)
  • All City of Ryde Libraries
    (during branch hours)

Have Your Say

Submissions can be made by using the online submission form below, e-mail or post. 

Written submissions must be clearly marked as 'Draft Open Space Lighting Policy' and will be received up until Sunday 23 February 2020. They can be sent to: 

Online Submission

Online submissions have now closed. 

If you require more information about the Draft Open Space Lighting Policy please call our Customer Service Centre on 9952 8222.