Proposed pathway lighting in Royal Hospital for Women Park

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Tell us what you think of our proposal to install low level lighting in Royal Hospital for Women Park, Paddington

Woollahra Council invites your feedback on a proposal to improve night time safety in the Royal Hospital for Women Park, Paddington, with the installation of new low level lighting along pathways and steps. Share your comments via a short form before Wednesday 31 August 2022.

Lighting in the park has been previously adopted by Council in the Royal Hospital for Women Park Plan of Management (POM) 2005 as a future action, under section 5.2.2 Landscape Character and Open Space, where it states: "Ensure lighting is adequate to meet the needs of the park users and adjoining residents". As stated in the POM, one of the eight key recommendations from community members that attended the POM workshops was that "security light is necessary".

Before proceeding with the lights we want to understand if there is any community concern about the proposed installations.

Lighting proposal plan - click image to enlarge

The proposed plans include installing a minimal number of low level solar powered bollard lights (60cm high) along the main pathways that will guide users through the park.

Small 'puck' lights would also be installed in the handrails on the central stairway to the upper terrace and along the access pathway near Brown Street in the upper corner of the park, providing adequate lighting to ensure safe passage in these areas. Similar 'puck' lights have been previously installed at the Marathon Street steps, Double Bay, and have been well received.

Handrail puck lighting installed at Marathon Steps, Double Bay


It is also proposed to highlight the large Camphor laurel tree in the centre of the park with the installation of an uplight to create a night time natural centrepiece for the park. It would be timed to switch off before midnight or at an agreed time with the adjoining residents. Similar lighting has been successfully installed in Steyne Park, Double Bay.

Tree uplighting installed in Steyne Park, Double Bay

Council is also considering the installation of a wheelchair accessible picnic table and seats adjacent to the path just inside the Flinton Street entry to the park, as indicated on the lighting plan.

Next steps

Council staff will review all feedback for the proposal. If a decision is made to proceed with the project, we will inform interested people with a notice on this page, notices in the park, and by letter to surrounding residents.

Tell us what you think of our proposal to install low level lighting in Royal Hospital for Women Park, Paddington

Woollahra Council invites your feedback on a proposal to improve night time safety in the Royal Hospital for Women Park, Paddington, with the installation of new low level lighting along pathways and steps. Share your comments via a short form before Wednesday 31 August 2022.

Lighting in the park has been previously adopted by Council in the Royal Hospital for Women Park Plan of Management (POM) 2005 as a future action, under section 5.2.2 Landscape Character and Open Space, where it states: "Ensure lighting is adequate to meet the needs of the park users and adjoining residents". As stated in the POM, one of the eight key recommendations from community members that attended the POM workshops was that "security light is necessary".

Before proceeding with the lights we want to understand if there is any community concern about the proposed installations.

Lighting proposal plan - click image to enlarge

The proposed plans include installing a minimal number of low level solar powered bollard lights (60cm high) along the main pathways that will guide users through the park.

Small 'puck' lights would also be installed in the handrails on the central stairway to the upper terrace and along the access pathway near Brown Street in the upper corner of the park, providing adequate lighting to ensure safe passage in these areas. Similar 'puck' lights have been previously installed at the Marathon Street steps, Double Bay, and have been well received.

Handrail puck lighting installed at Marathon Steps, Double Bay


It is also proposed to highlight the large Camphor laurel tree in the centre of the park with the installation of an uplight to create a night time natural centrepiece for the park. It would be timed to switch off before midnight or at an agreed time with the adjoining residents. Similar lighting has been successfully installed in Steyne Park, Double Bay.

Tree uplighting installed in Steyne Park, Double Bay

Council is also considering the installation of a wheelchair accessible picnic table and seats adjacent to the path just inside the Flinton Street entry to the park, as indicated on the lighting plan.

Next steps

Council staff will review all feedback for the proposal. If a decision is made to proceed with the project, we will inform interested people with a notice on this page, notices in the park, and by letter to surrounding residents.

Page last updated: 10 Aug 2022, 02:35 PM