Light Joynton Park and Waterloo Park

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: Recommendations Determined


Moved by Councillor Scott, seconded by Councillor Miller -

It is resolved that:

(A)       Council note:

(i)         City staff advise that current lighting in Joynton Park in Zetland and Waterloo Park in Waterloo both meet the City’s lighting code;

(ii)        a 2019 population estimate for Green Square was 32,910 and this population is expected to grow exponentially to 63,050 by 2026. Joynton Park and Waterloo Parks will be major green spaces for the expanding Green Square community and must be able to be safely enjoyed by all residents at all times;

(iii)       Joynton Park operates as a dog park allowing dogs to be off leash at all times, including at night; and 

(iv)       Waterloo Park, and especially the southern section, is regularly used by Mount Carmel Primary School students and churchgoers, and surrounding Waterloo and Redfern public housing tenants; and

(B)       the Chief Executive Officer be requested to investigate:

(i)         reviewing lighting on and off the paths at Joynton Park and the southern section of Waterloo Park to increase the safety of these important green spaces to the local communities; and

(ii)        reviewing the City’s current lighting code for appropriate path and park lighting and report the results of this review back to Council via the CEO Update.

The motion, as varied by consent, was carried unanimously.


Report author: Erin Cashman

Publication date: 17/05/2021

Date of decision: 17/05/2021

Decided at meeting: 17/05/2021 - Council

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