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Stadium Lights Jump Hurdle

July 28, 2008

Media Release (For Immediate Release)

Stadium Lights Jump Hurdle

An independent planning commissioner has approved the erection of floodlighting at the Douglas Track and Field, in Henderson.

An all weather, international standard, athletics track and associated sports fields were developed in 2005-2006, in conjunction with construction of the new Trusts Stadium. A grand-stand was added and officially opened last year.

The application to erect four, 28 metre high, floodlights was made by the Waitakere City Stadium Trust. The floodlights would be erected at each corner of the sports field, which is inside the running track.

After publicly notifying the application, Waitakere City Council received 17 submissions, mostly from surrounding residents concerned about “light spill” beyond the boundary of the field and extra traffic and noise generated by night-time events.

In approving the work go ahead independent commissioner John Childs has imposed several conditions. They include:

• Landscaping and planting to “soften” the visual effects of the light towers
• Lights are not to operate between 11pm and 7am


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