Central Park lighting

  • Project typePark improvements - lighting installation

In 2019 a Parks Service Review was completed to collect ideas from the community on areas where we could make improvements to our parks.

Feedback from the 2019 Parks Service Review listed lighting at Central Park as something that would improve the park, with the lack of lighting listed as contributing to a perception of the park being unsafe, particularly at night.

Central Park's John Landy oval is one of only a few sporting grounds that does not have lighting, which severely limits the hours of use for community recreation and sporting clubs based at the oval.

To address the safety and usability concerns, we are proposing to install state-of-the-art park lighting that is low-spill (so illumination will not encroach beyond the oval) and has adjustable lighting levels.

The adjustable lighting means the illumination can be increased when the oval is being used for activities such as sports training or decreased to suit other recreation activities such as jogging, exercising or dog walking.

Project overview

Project status Final design 
Project type Park improvement - lighting
Timeline (estimated)

September - December 2021 | Community Engagement

early-2022 | Council consideration

Subject to Council approval

early-2022 | Grant application

Subject to successful grant application

late-2022 | Tender

2023 | Construction


In September 2021, a four-week community engagement program was completed to understand the views of local residents and sporting clubs around:

  • Support for lights at Central Park oval
  • Lighting design
  • Hours of operation

For more on the community engagement visit the ConnectStonnington engagement hub

View the design options

Central Park lighting - Four pole option

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Download Central Park lighting design (four pole option)(PDF, 3MB)

Central Park lighting - Six pole option

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