Waverley Council will soon begin construction of three multi-purpose sports courts and the reinstallation of the bocce court in Waverley Park. As part of this project, Council is also preparing a Sports Lighting Plan to ensure adequate lighting for the courts and the whole of the park, and we are inviting your feedback.
An artist's impression of the new multi-purpose sports courts and bocce court.
How did the Sports Lighting Plan come about?
The lighting plan for Waverley Park has been planned since the adoption of the Waverley Park Master Plan and Plan of Management in 2012.
During the consultation on both of the plans, it became clear that there was high demand for existing and new sporting facilities in the Waverley community. This also complemented the findings of the 2008 Recreation Needs Study that Council commissioned and feedback from community sports groups and schools regarding limited access to sports facilities.
Adequate lighting enables safe use of the park for all users, particularly for use of the sporting fields and courts.
Why do we need more sports lighting?
There is a high demand for sporting facilities in Waverley, and improved sports lighting will enable optimised and safe use of the facilities and park, especially during winter. During winter months, lighting extends evening participation in sport and recreation activities.
Currently, there is inadequate lighting across all of the park’s sporting facilities:
- Waverley Oval - not even coverage, sections of the field not lit to standard
- Waverley Playing Fields - not an even coverage
- Existing Netball Courts - no lights in area, resulting in no evening training for a winter sport.
The new courts will also require adequate sports lighting.
How can I have my say on the draft Sports Lighting Plan?
Come along to our information session where you can talk to staff and find out more about all of the improvement works for the Park, and provide your feedback on the draft Sports Lighting Plan before a finalised plan is considered by Council: :
Waverley Park information session
Thursday 19 February 2015, 6-8pm
Club Room, Margaret Whitlam Recreation Centre
If you can't make it to the information session, you can also provide your feedback on the draft Sports Lighting Plan:
- using the online submission form below
- by emailing email@example.com.
Feedback closes at 5pm on Monday 2 March 2015.
You can find out more about the project by reading the fact sheet, hopping on to our website (where you can also download the Waverley Park Plan of Management), emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Tessa Pentony, Council's Recreation Planner, on 9369 8033.