Public lighting helps make many of our public spaces more usable and enjoyable for all. Moonee Valley City Council is committed to providing sustainable public lighting in public areas and has developed these Sustainable Public Lighting Guidelines to guide new installations.
These guidelines help decide where and when public lighting is needed, and if so, what sort of lighting should be installed. They assist engineers, landscape architects, urban designers, lighting designers and developers to choose the best lighting schemes for visibility and sustainability. All lighting in Moonee Valley needs to follow these guidelines.
Public lighting in Moonee Valley is designed to:
1. Make better use of open space Allow for public spaces to be used by the community at appropriate times
2. Create a safer night time environment for the community Safety and security is about “good” lighting and not necessarily “more” lighting
Embrace Council’s commitment to sustainability Providing better lighting systems will reduce greenhouse gas emissions
These guidelines will help lighting installations for public spaces (including parks and reserves), new developments and subdivisions to incorporate energy efficiency principles as set out in the Sustainable Public Lighting Action Plan 2010.
As a complement to these guidelines, Council has audited the energy efficiency performance of all public lighting in Moonee Valley and will progressively retrofit existing lights to meet the above objectives.
The aim of these guidelines is to make sure new lighting is sustainable, well designed and located and meets the Australian Standards for lighting.
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