Works start on Forrest Park Croquet Club lighting upgrade

Published on Tuesday, 26 July 2022 at 10:30:00 AM

Croquet players will soon be able to play under brighter lights at Forrest Park in Mt Lawley.

The City of Vincent and the Forrest Park Croquet Club received a grant under State Government's Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund to improve the lighting.

New LED directional lights will be installed on 28 July, replacing the existing old metal halide lights.

Forrest Park users can expect to see some contractors on the reserve as they change out a light fitting on a pole just north of the Croquet club boundary.

A small space in front of the pavilion will be roped off to undertake this work.

The area will be bunted off and two spotters will manage access while a truck mounted elevating work platform takes down the old lights and fixes the new lights.

The new LEDs are much more energy efficient, better for the environment, less maintenance and have outputs between 200-300 lux.

The existing infrastructure will be used where possible with only the luminaries replaced.

The new installation will be tested and independently certified to ensure they meet Australian Standards in relation to light spill and glare.

A key benefit of the new lights is so club members can play high quality games in the evening.

Another benefit is the light being accurately centred on the pitch, allowing for less light spill to the wider area.

For information, contact Ben Davis, Coordinator City Buildings on 9273 6000 or

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