The Development Application (DA2020/1097) for alterations and additions to sports lighting at Passmore Reserve, Manly Vale has been approved.
The lights are due to be installed late 2021 or early 2022.
Thank you to everyone who made a submission. You can find out more about the background of this project and engagement history below.
Sportsground Lighting Plan for Passmore Reserve
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.
Passmore Reserve comprises the sports fields on Campbell Parade, Manly Vale which are used for playing soccer, touch football and cricket.
The proposed sports field lighting will provide additional evening training and competition opportunities.
The lighting infrastructure is designed to Australian Standards which limits the amount of 'obtrusive' lighting, minimising the impact on surrounding properties while ensuring a safe level of lighting for sport.
Sports clubs will be charged for the use of lighting systems. 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 approved sports clubs.
Building on the strong community support for increasing capacity of playing fields evident during the Sportsground Strategy engagement, we wanted to hear from the local Manly Vale residents, sporting clubs and the community more broadly to understand their views of the planned lighting, prior to the proposal going to Development Assessment phase.
The sportsground lighting proposal was open for comment from 6 March to 31 May 2020 during which time we received 609 comments on a variety of themes, predominantly the community benefits of having the fields available in the evening, increased sporting capacity, traffic and parking issues in the local streets, noise and light spill impacts.
As a result of the feedback, we have reduced the proposed hours of lighting.
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