Central Park's John Landy Oval - Lighting proposal


Have your say on a proposal to install lights around Central Park's John Landy Oval .

The John Landy Oval is very popular with the surrounding community for exercise and dog walking, and is home to local soccer and cricket clubs. Currently the oval has no lighting which means the use of the space for community recreation activities and sports training is limited to daylight hours. This particularly affects activities during the winter months when it’s generally dark by early evening.

To extend the hours the oval can be used we are investigating the option of installing lights at the oval. The lights proposed are low-spill with variable lighting levels that can be adjusted to suit community recreation activities and sports training.

Before considering this proposal further, we invite you to participate in an online discussion and complete a survey to help us gauge support for the lighting proposal, the design options and the hours of operation.

Two lighting designs have been prepared, both of which supply adjustable lighting levels to support passive recreation activities and sports training. The principal difference in the two options is the first has four taller lighting towers and the second, six shorter lighting towers.


If you have any questions please contact our Recreation Planning and Projects Officer, Jesica Cubillos, via email at jcubillo@stonnington.vic.gov.au


This project responds to feedback from our 2019 Park Service Review public engagement program, when lighting at Central Park was highlighted as a measure that would increase the park’s usability and improve the perception of safety in the area.


Have your say on a proposal to install lights around Central Park's John Landy Oval .

The John Landy Oval is very popular with the surrounding community for exercise and dog walking, and is home to local soccer and cricket clubs. Currently the oval has no lighting which means the use of the space for community recreation activities and sports training is limited to daylight hours. This particularly affects activities during the winter months when it’s generally dark by early evening.

To extend the hours the oval can be used we are investigating the option of installing lights at the oval. The lights proposed are low-spill with variable lighting levels that can be adjusted to suit community recreation activities and sports training.

Before considering this proposal further, we invite you to participate in an online discussion and complete a survey to help us gauge support for the lighting proposal, the design options and the hours of operation.

Two lighting designs have been prepared, both of which supply adjustable lighting levels to support passive recreation activities and sports training. The principal difference in the two options is the first has four taller lighting towers and the second, six shorter lighting towers.


If you have any questions please contact our Recreation Planning and Projects Officer, Jesica Cubillos, via email at jcubillo@stonnington.vic.gov.au


This project responds to feedback from our 2019 Park Service Review public engagement program, when lighting at Central Park was highlighted as a measure that would increase the park’s usability and improve the perception of safety in the area.

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    How to have your say

    • Hear from the lighting consultant and give your feedback at an online session from 5.30 to 6.30pm on Thursday 14 October. Register for the online discussion here
    • Complete an online survey to give your feedback on the lighting proposal by Friday 22 October. Complete the survey here


    At the close of consultation, all feedback will be considered in deciding whether to progress the park lighting proposal.

Page last updated: 25 October 2021, 11:57