WHY IS COUNCIL INSTALLING SPORTSFIELD LIGHTING AT TUCKWELL PARK?
The City of Ryde’s population is forecast to grow by 17.84% by 2031, which equates to an additional 20,500 residents. Without additional open space areas and/or infrastructure being provided, the increased use of recreation facilities and sporting fields will cause intensive use of our existing outdoor playing fields, resulting in overuse and adversely impacting on the standard and usability of these facilities.
The demand for sporting facilities is particularly high for midweek winter season training and is increasing for summer social sports competitions. The City of Ryde’s Sport & Recreation Strategy 2016-2026 has identified the expansion of sportsfield lighting as an action to meet this demand and enable fair and equitable access to its sporting fields in the evening.
|As part of our commitment to ‘Our Active and Healthy City' as outlined in the 2028 Community Strategic Plan, Council has set a goal to provide opportunities and choice for recreation and active learning and living . Installation of sportsfield lighting at Tuckwell Park will help us to achieve one of these goals by providing night lighting to extend sports field usage for training purposes.
WHERE ARE THE LIGHTS GOING TO BE LOCATED?
Proposed area, subject to consultation and final design.
ABOUT THE SPORTSFIELD LIGHTING
The lighting infrastructure is typically a galvanised steel pole with lamps attached to it directing light onto the sporting field. The lighting must comply with Australian Standards in regards to the spill light (light that falls outside the area to be lit).
WHAT IS THE PROPOSED OPERATION OF THE FLOODLIGHTS?
The proposed operation is intended to be Monday - Thursday, 4.00 - 9.30pm in winter (April to August) and 6.00 - 9.30pm in summer (September to March), for training and social sport competition purposes.
WHAT DOES THE PLANNING PROCESS INVOLVE?
Council will submit a Development Application (DA) and surrounding residents will be notified of the details and will have another opportunity to make a submission. Preparation for the reports for the submission of the DA is under way as Council has engaged independent consultants to undertake traffic and acoustic studies based on expected usage of the park. A lighting design is also being prepared identifying the light spill area. These reports will be considered as part of the planning assessment process by Council.
HAVE YOUR SAY
You can have your say by completing the online survey here
. The survey will be open until Sunday 18 November 2018.
The feedback you provide will give us a better understanding of any concerns or questions you may have before the submission of a Development Application.
Community Drop-In Session
We would also like to invite you to come and meet Council's Project Team to discuss and learn more about the project.
Date Saturday 10 November 2018
Time Anytime between 10.00am - 12.00noon
Location Tuckwell Park, Fontenoy Road, Macquarie Park
If you are unable to attend this session and would like to discuss this project, please contact our Customer Service Team on 9952 8222 during business hours.