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Jessie Stewart Reserve Proposed Lighting Upgrade


It is proposed to limit weeknight training to Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 5pm – 9.15pm. Approval will be sought to enable the lights to be on also on Mondays and Fridays.
There are three options available to manage the operation of the lights:
  • Automated by timer
  • Manual – user control
  • Failsafe override timer to auto switch lights off at a pre-determined time if not switched off manually.
For Council’s commitment to environmental sustainability, it has been recognised through an array of awards.
In regards to sporting fields lighting, Council is currently trialling low maintenance and energy efficient LED sports ground lighting at St Luke’s Oval No.1.
Consideration will be given to the energy and maintenance costs over the life of the installation (not just the initial capital outlay) and budget accordingly.
The installation of the proposed lights at any or all of the three parks will be subject to broad community support received during the consultation period of 24 March – 13 April 2017.
If this proposal is supported by the community, it is anticipated that the works at Jesse Stewart Reserve will be completed by December 2017.
The proposed upgrade is subject to Council approving this item as part of the City of Canada Bay’s 2017/2018 Capital Expenditure Budget.
The proposed works are funded through S94 developer contributions.
The community was notified of the consultation via:
  • Direct Notification Letters including plans to owner-occupiers, tenants and absentee landlords of properties within a 200m radius of the park
  • DL Letter box to all properties within a 500m radius
  • Pop up banners at Concord Library and Five Dock Library
  • Inner West Courier - 28 March 2017
  • Council's website
  • Social media
The community participated via:
  • This online platform
  • Sports Group Forum – 27 March 2017
  • Six Community Forums/Listening Posts
  • Dedicated Project Email and Contact Number