Draft Waverley Creative Lighting Strategy

Consultation has concluded

Background

Waverley’s Draft Creative Lighting Strategy establishes an overall vision for Waverley’s public spaces. It identifies lighting ideas that will enhance the pedestrian experience after dark by creating a sense of place, encouraging activity and improving public safety (see more in the 'news feed' below).


Where are we now?

We have installed part-two of the lighting pilot off Notts Avenue, at the entrance to the Coastal Walk. The month-long, temporary lighting installation is a trial project to engage the community and test ideas from the Draft Strategy.

The location for the pilot was chosen because it is nearby an area that is already well-lit and the lights will not adversely impact on the environment.

The solar-powered lights will be subtle, low to the ground and will only be on in the early mornings and evenings. The intention is to create a safer environment and guide those using the path at these times.

Have Your Say

Please share your thoughts on the draft Creative Lighting Strategy and the pilot lighting on the Coastal Walk at Notts Ave by completing the survey below.

Submissions close 5pm Sunday 30 September 2018.

Map your ideas

Let us know where you would like to see lighting work happen in the Waverley LGA on the 'Places' tab below.

Next steps

Your feedback from this round of consultation, and the feedback received from part one of the pilot project, 'The Heart of Bondi', will be considered when finalising Waverley’s Creative Lighting Strategy. The final Strategy is expected to be presented to Council for adoption in November 2018.

Background

Waverley’s Draft Creative Lighting Strategy establishes an overall vision for Waverley’s public spaces. It identifies lighting ideas that will enhance the pedestrian experience after dark by creating a sense of place, encouraging activity and improving public safety (see more in the 'news feed' below).


Where are we now?

We have installed part-two of the lighting pilot off Notts Avenue, at the entrance to the Coastal Walk. The month-long, temporary lighting installation is a trial project to engage the community and test ideas from the Draft Strategy.

The location for the pilot was chosen because it is nearby an area that is already well-lit and the lights will not adversely impact on the environment.

The solar-powered lights will be subtle, low to the ground and will only be on in the early mornings and evenings. The intention is to create a safer environment and guide those using the path at these times.

Have Your Say

Please share your thoughts on the draft Creative Lighting Strategy and the pilot lighting on the Coastal Walk at Notts Ave by completing the survey below.

Submissions close 5pm Sunday 30 September 2018.

Map your ideas

Let us know where you would like to see lighting work happen in the Waverley LGA on the 'Places' tab below.

Next steps

Your feedback from this round of consultation, and the feedback received from part one of the pilot project, 'The Heart of Bondi', will be considered when finalising Waverley’s Creative Lighting Strategy. The final Strategy is expected to be presented to Council for adoption in November 2018.

Consultation has concluded
  • The Heart of Bondi

    over 1 year ago
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    The first of two light installations, 'Heart of Bondi' fell under tier three of the Strategy - site-specific installations. It was erected 18 December 2017 and demonstrated how lighting could be applied across the Waverley LGA.
    ‘Heart of Bondi’ celebrated human connection and Waverley Council's unique culturally diverse community. Heart of Bondi invited visitors to connect to the sculpture via heart sensors, incorporating a little piece of themselves into the art. The sculpture read their heart rate and responded in a beautiful array of light or their heart print. By collecting different heartbeat prints, Heart of Bondi united all those...

    The first of two light installations, 'Heart of Bondi' fell under tier three of the Strategy - site-specific installations. It was erected 18 December 2017 and demonstrated how lighting could be applied across the Waverley LGA.

    ‘Heart of Bondi’ celebrated human connection and Waverley Council's unique culturally diverse community. Heart of Bondi invited visitors to connect to the sculpture via heart sensors, incorporating a little piece of themselves into the art. The sculpture read their heart rate and responded in a beautiful array of light or their heart print. By collecting different heartbeat prints, Heart of Bondi united all those individual living, visiting and commuting through Bondi Junction.

    The spheres containing the LED lights were made from recycled or reused plastic, such as plastic bottles, straws or CD’s to promote sustainability.

    The consultation ran from 18/12/17 – 28/3/18 and will occur again for a week in September 2018.
  • The Waverley Creative Lighting Strategy

    over 1 year ago
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    Strategy Initiative
    The Waverley Creative Lighting Strategy has been developed in response to the Council vision to create “a memorable application of light that integrates social gathering, public health and safety, sustainability and economic vitality into the urban environment”.

    Purpose
    The Strategy establishes an overall vision for the night-time journey and sets technical and design parameters for the creation of a holistic, sustainable and legible night-time environment that is vibrant and engaging after dark.

    The strategy promotes a connected, inviting and memorable environment that supports active movement and use of Waverley’s public spaces at night time. It celebrates sense of...

    Strategy Initiative
    The Waverley Creative Lighting Strategy has been developed in response to the Council vision to create “a memorable application of light that integrates social gathering, public health and safety, sustainability and economic vitality into the urban environment”.

    Purpose
    The Strategy establishes an overall vision for the night-time journey and sets technical and design parameters for the creation of a holistic, sustainable and legible night-time environment that is vibrant and engaging after dark.

    The strategy promotes a connected, inviting and memorable environment that supports active movement and use of Waverley’s public spaces at night time. It celebrates sense of place and the unique identity of each area within the overall Waverley LGA whilst maintaining a consistent visual language.
    As well as the functional approach to lighting, the Strategy recognises light as a significant contributor to the precinct’s quality, as a means of artistic expression and as a contributor to the character of each area
    The strategy provides a framework for the implementation of lighting initiatives over a ten year period setting priorities and assisting in the transition of asset management to the Council and in the preparation of funding.

    Structure and Approach
    A Three-Tier Approach will be applied to the lighting strategy to provide a level of consistency and visual connection as well as being used to define a legible nightscape. The three tiers consist of:
    1. Base lighting for orientation and safe movement
    2. Architectural, urban and landscape lighting components to enhance the pedestrian experience and support pedestrian amenity
    3. Lighting interventions which are site-specific installations.