Floodlighting upgrades proposed for Percy Doyle Reserve

File picture: Martin Kennealey
File picture: Martin Kennealey

THE City of Joondalup is seeking feedback on a proposal to upgrade the sports floodlighting at three playing spaces at Percy Doyle Reserve in Duncraig.

The proposal includes the removal of the existing sports floodlighting poles and the installation of new ones that would be designed and constructed to meet the Australian standards for all football codes for amateur competition.

The poles would be 30m to allow the luminaires to be aimed more directly onto the main playing areas and reduce light spill onto nearby roads and residences.

It is also proposed to install two smaller floodlighting poles at the back of the cricket practice nets on the football playing space (see space B on below map).

According to the City’s website, the upgrade would enable local sporting clubs to train and play matches in a safer and more accessible manner.

“The existing sports floodlighting consists of poles between 12 and 25m and older style luminaries which do not currently meet the relevant Australian standards and are not suitable for competition games,” it said.

The City is not proposing to upgrade the floodlighting on the fourth playing space (space D) because it already meets the Australian standard for amateur soccer competition.

Submissions can be made until May 31 at www.joondalup.wa.gov.au or call 9400 4090 for a hard copy.

A report will then be presented to the council to consider the consultation results.

If supported, the works are expected to take place in 2020-21.