Parkland at Princess Wallington Reserve offers a skate plaza facility, a junior and advanced BMX track, multi-courts, parkour area, regional playground, unique public art, barbecue areas, public toilets and drink fountains. With such a unique mix of facilities, it really requires a unique lighting solution.
These facilities have historically been subject to vandalism and anti-social behaviour and consultation to date has found that safety and security is a primary concern for users of the site. Crime Prevention and vandalism through design was critical to be integrated into the design in accordance with the WA Police State CCTV Strategy to the development of the Parklands and create a safe, welcoming space for the community.
City of Stirling requirement was that the Community Parkland to be lit to enable safe, night-time use of elements of the site and deter anti-social behaviour in accordance with relevant latest Australian standards. From the very early concept meetings the luminaire quality against vandalism and performance requirements of the lighting were identified as key objectives. A carefully considered lighting concept from the stage of project inception, not only added excitement to the design, but also helped promote wellbeing of users.
LSAU’s Specialist Lighting team used 4000K Cree and IGuzzini LED luminaires to provide a white light in compliance with the project lighting standards. This colour temperature dramatically improved the perception of safety, with the contemporary, clean looking luminaires improving the aesthetics around the Parkland and discouraging troublesome or illegal behaviour. The selected light fittings minimized the upward waste light, saving energy and improving aesthetics for nearby residential areas.
The lighting in the whole space is controlled and monitored by a Telensa control system wireless controls system, this increasing energy savings by up to 30% and cutting maintenance costs with automatic fault alerts and self-diagnosis. Controls also provide accurate energy metering and service level statistics for auditing LED investment performance. Each type of light is on a different control channel, allowing levels of lighting to be easily controlled and monitored by City of Stirling throughout the night.
Be it the functional or aesthetic lighting the key limitations were delivering a cost effective, low energy use, original and well-integrated lighting solution that meets the brief, address security/safety issues and withstand the vandalism elements.
Through working closely with the lighting / control’s suppliers, the project was installed well within the budget provided. We did not have to compromise the integrity of the design as the key requirement for the project was to provide a high level of amenity.
Lighting design Award of Commendation
Client: City of Stirling – Parks and Sustainability
Lighting Consultants and Designers: Lighting Specialists Australia (LSAU)
Landscape Architects: Ecoscape
Lighting Suppliers: Mondoluce
Photographer: Ron Tan