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 and seating in Royal Hospital for Women Park, Paddington

Woollahra Council invites your feedback on a proposal to install new low level lighting along pathways and steps in Royal Hospital for Women Park, Paddington. Share your comments via a short form before Thursday 1 September 2022.

The proposed plans include installing 12 low level solar powered bollard lights (60cm high) along the main pathways that will guide users through the park.

Lighting proposal plan - click to enlarge

Small 'puck' lights would also be installed in the handrails on the central stairway from the lower park to the upper terrace and in the handrails along the upper access pathway from Brown Street, 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. 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 and seating in Royal Hospital for Women Park, Paddington

Woollahra Council invites your feedback on a proposal to install new low level lighting along pathways and steps in Royal Hospital for Women Park, Paddington. Share your comments via a short form before Thursday 1 September 2022.

The proposed plans include installing 12 low level solar powered bollard lights (60cm high) along the main pathways that will guide users through the park.

Lighting proposal plan - click to enlarge

Small 'puck' lights would also be installed in the handrails on the central stairway from the lower park to the upper terrace and in the handrails along the upper access pathway from Brown Street, 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. 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: 02 Sep 2022, 01:59 PM