New lighting and fence

New lighting and fence

Improving safety

In March 2013, the City of Sydney Council unanimously endorsed the upgrade of the lighting and fencing in Reg Bartley Oval and the lights in Rushcutters Bay Park. We are installing the new lighting from early May until around October 2014, weather permitting. The new lights will help make the park safer at night and provide better lighting over the sports oval, especially during winter. 

You can download the heritage impact statements related to this project. 

Reg Bartley Oval

The existing 8 field lights will be replaced with 6 new light poles, electrical services, footings and earthworks. The new lights have been designed and positioned to give more even light coverage across the oval, improving player safety in line with Australian standards.

The lights will operate mainly during winter and the hours of use will not change – they will turn off at about 9.45pm each night.

We are also replacing the existing timber fence due to wood rot. We'll install a timber replica with metal supports, which will reduce the fence's long-term maintenance needs while retaining its timber picket fence design.  

Rushcutters Bay Park

Along the eastern canal and foreshore path in Rushcutters Bay Park we are installing 21 LED lights to improve pedestrian safety at night.


For more information about these works at Reg Bartley Oval and Rushcutters Bay Park, please contact:

Kathleen Ng
Senior Project Manager02 9265 9333

Last updated: Monday, 23 June 2014