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Sport and Recreation Victoria releases Community Sporting Facility Lighting Guide

Sport and Recreation Victoria releases Community Sporting Facility Lighting Guide
September 17, 2012

A new guide from Sport and Recreation Victoria is designed to assist local clubs, organisations and councils with lighting projects for AFL, football and netball.

Offering recommendations for planning, design, maintenance and operation of a variety of lighting systems the Community Sporting Facility Lighting Guide for Australian Rules football, football (soccer) and netball' has been developed to assist clubs and councils to install effective sports lighting for their facilities.

Introducing the Guide, Victorian Minister for Sport and Recreation Hugh Delahunty explained "across Victoria, we are now experiencing increased demand for our sporting facilities due to large participation numbers in several sports including football (soccer), Australian Rules and Netball.

"In recent years the demand on playing facilities for these sports has meant developing innovative solutions to cater for participation needs.

"The provision of more uniform, higher quality and practical sports lighting is helping meet this demand.

"However, as many of us know the provision of sports lighting can be a complex and technical task without the correct information."

Some components in the Guide are technical in nature and are therefore predominantly provided to inform clubs and councils in their discussions with qualified lighting experts.

This Guide covers key topics that councils and clubs will need to consider when planning a sports lighting project. These include:

• Planning process
• Planning the power supply
• Maintenance and operation
• Environmentally sustainable design
• Types of lighting
• Pole height and location
• Design standards for training and competition
• Where to get further assistance

This Guide is divided into four sections.

Section One covers general information to plan a lighting project which is suitable for all sports lighting projects. The remaining three sections contain sport specific information relating to Australian Rules, football (soccer) and netball.

A range of useful tips have been provided throughout the Guide to highlight a number of planning considerations for local clubs and councils.

Click here to view a PDF of the guide.

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