To help you through this changing time, we are adapting the way we are engaging with you.
We want to give you more time to give us your feedback, so we’ve extended the consultation period for this project until 3 May 2020.
We will continue to review this situation as it evolves to ensure you get the opportunity to have your say.
The site comprises sports fields (Frank Gray Oval), cricket nets (Mike Pawley Oval) and an amenity building (toilets, changing rooms) located within the greater John Fisher Park public reserves and playing fields.
The proposal is to install light posts in six locations surrounding the site which will extend the hours of use for sports that use the fields such as soccer, AFL and hockey.
The lighting infrastructure is designed to Australian Standards which limits the amount of 'obtrusive' light, minimising the impact on surrounding properties whilst ensuring a safe level of lighting for sport.
Sports clubs will be charged for the use of the lighting system. The fees will be based on power usage and a contribution to maintenance based on the type of lighting infrastructure.
The lights will be able to be turned on and off remotely, from a mobile phone by the sports clubs (if they have an approved allocation).
The 2017 Northern Beaches Sportsground Strategy identified a shortage of sportsfields on the Northern Beaches. In the short term, this shortfall will be addressed by using existing sportsgrounds more efficiently and by increasing capacity by actions such as installing lights, improving drainage and reconfiguring the fields.
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Marked 'Sportsground Lighting - John Fisher Park', Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82, Manly NSW 1655
Senior Asset Management Officer
1300 434 434