An independent qualified electrical engineer has reviewed the proposal and provided a light spill certification
which indicated that the proposed lighting poles are not anticipated to result in any significant adverse visual, amenity, overshadowing, obtrusive light spill or view impact and are therefore consistent with the objectives of Clause 4.3 (1) of the City of Canada Bay’s Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2013.
A number of properties on Swannell and Byrne Avenues enjoy a view over Lysaght Park which may be minimally obscured by the provision of lights. The poles suggested to be installed would be slim and not bulky in nature, are of reasonable form for the park, and ultimately the parkland view will be substantially retained.
An independent qualified acoustic engineer
has reviewed the proposal and undertaken site testing. Predicted noise levels from all proposed activities will be at or below the site-specific assessment guideline noise levels for properties along Byrne Avenue (including St Andrews Anglican Church).
Predicted noise levels from worst case activities may give rise to noise levels above the site-specific assessment guideline noise levels by up to 2dB at some properties along Swannell Avenue without the implementation of management techniques. This is for evening activities only. It should be noted that typical activities in the park will comprise training sessions of lower noise levels with worst case activities occurring rarely. Mitigation recommendations are provided within the acoustic assessment
. Please note, the assessment incorrectly refers to 'weekend training' as opposed to the proposal of 'weekend games'. Additionally, it is proposed to utilise the sports field on Saturdays and Sundays from 8am - 6pm, as opposed to the 8am - 1pm as stated in the report. The acoustic assessment included analysis of noise on the weekends from 8am - 6pm.
This proposal does not seek to alter the usage of the park, other than to provide the opportunity for weeknight training and additional match time on weekends, and therefore will not result in any reduction in visual privacy for surrounding properties.