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Sports Field lighting upgrade

Lank Bain Lights
Lank Bain lights
Lights controlled using smart controller App

Works have been undertaken to install new sports field lighting at the Lank Bain Sporting Complex in Wauchope and Oxley Oval in Port Macquarie.

The installation of lighting will increase the hours sporting groups can use these sporting facilities, and supports Council’s focus on increasing utilisation of existing sporting fields across the region.

The new lighting uses advanced technology LED’s, which is a first for our sports fields, increasing the life expectancy of lamps from 5,000 to 50,000 hours and also incorporates ‘smart controller’ remote access which is a more efficient way of managing the lighting on a daily basis.

Across both complexes, the location of flood lighting poles is critical to ensure that lighting levels meet required Australian Standards. Pole locations and associated services, current field boundaries and the location and impact of trees have also been carefully considered.

Four existing Norfolk Island Pines have been removed from the perimeter of Oxley Oval to accommodate installation of floodlighting poles and associated infrastructure. New trees will be planted in compensation for the loss of these trees.

At Lank Bain, the new lighting will illuminate Fields 2 & 3 (Junior Rugby League), and buffer zones from the racehorse training track have been carefully considered in the design.

A budget of $460,000 was allocated for the lighting upgrades, and the installations were completed at the end of 2017.


This page was last updated on: 06 January 2020