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Hawthorn Malvern Hockey Centre Lighting Upgrade

Install international standard 500 lux lighting at the Hockey Centre

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Project details

Suggested by: Bruce

Project partner: Toorak East Malvern Hockey Club Inc & Hawthorn Hockey Club Inc

Budget

$200,000.00

Votes

411 votes received

The project is to update the existing lighting at HMHC to the international standard of 500 LUX. Project will use existing poles and wires and will benefit all users of the centre. In particular the TEM and Hawthorn Hockey Clubs who have approx 1200 members aged 7 to 75 of both genders in broadly similar numbers. This represents approx 10% of the registered hockey players in Melbourne. All users will benefit from upgraded lighting, particularly during winter when most training and many games are played in the evenings/nighttime. Currently the lighting is very uneven creating shadows which is undesirable.

The project will benefit the local community with:
-improved safety and vision for players, umpires and coaches
-improved viewing for spectators
-better directional focus of lights meaning reduced impact on neighbours
-LED lights are far more energy efficient than the current lights leading to reduced greenhouse emissions
-Hawthorn and TEM Premier League teams playing night games at home rather than 3rd party venues
-reduced ground hire costs for TEM and Hawthorn Hockey Clubs
-new lighting technology will reduce the maintenance and electricity costs associated with managing the hockey centre reducing the financial burden on Hawthorn and TEM hockey clubs.

SUCCESSFUL PROJECT

Project details

Suggested by: Bruce

Project partner: Toorak East Malvern Hockey Club Inc & Hawthorn Hockey Club Inc

Budget

$200,000.00

Votes

411 votes received

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MikeN

30 Aug 2018

Great for all hockey players in Melbourne!

Monique Ryan

30 Aug 2018

The only explanation for the DREADFUL umpiring at Hawthorn is bad lighting. Give that I may score more goals. Please..😳

WAE

30 Aug 2018

On most weekdays during the hockey season this facility is used well into the night for both competition and training purposes. Improved lighting has potential to greatly benefit the tenant clubs, visiting clubs, the many schools that use the facility and other periodic users who host hockey games and workshops on the pitches.
For example; this venue hosted the 2018 Men's Senior Country Hockey Championship over three days in June.

janemd

30 Aug 2018

This facility is heavily used by host clubs and visiting teams across Melbourne and Victoria. lower cost to run lighting will be of benefit to all of us. Lower greenhouse emissions, less call on peak power.. Less need for maintenance. Better lighting levels for safer play. Focused light reduces light pollution byproduct effects on our neighbours. Win=Win

Ol'55

28 Aug 2018

This facility is heavily used by host clubs and visiting teams across Melbourne and Victoria. lower cost to run lighting will be of benefit to all of us. Lower greenhouse emissions, less call on peak power.. Less need for maintenance. Better lighting levels for safer play. Focused light reduces light pollution byproduct effects on our neighbours. Win=Win.

JoAnne

28 Aug 2018

We all give so much.
And to give back we can continue to give so much 🏑

MikeB

28 Aug 2018

Lights need improvement to reduce player risk

IndyP

28 Aug 2018

Great idea! Hawthorn Hockey Club have been a wonderful contributor to the well-being of the wider community.

janeoldham@btinternet.com

28 Aug 2018

An excellent project to improve safety for players, spectating and th d’impacts on both the neighbours and the environment. Hockey is such an inclusive sport and it is important to offer a facility where people who work can play on a week night.

Janet_C_D

27 Aug 2018

Hockey at these clubs is a fabulously inclusive sport for both genders and a huge age range - very worthy of this funding.

Warren

27 Aug 2018

Great idea as it gets quite dark in some corners and it is hard to see the ball on a winters night

ian arnold

27 Aug 2018

an upgrade to the lighting is critical for safety and will increase the availability of the facility allowing for increased participants. .

andygale

27 Aug 2018

great project to improve safety of a highly used facility.

Steve Rockey

27 Aug 2018

Great project to improve the reliability of the current old lighting!

JOz

27 Aug 2018

Critical for safety improvements.

Ross Blair-Holt

26 Aug 2018

Excellent proposal to improve safety on the hockey fields

jwill1970

24 Aug 2018

Important safety upgrade for the kids

AlexMorgan

23 Aug 2018

Fixing lighting is critical for user safety - we shouldn't wait for a serious incident before doing something. Thanks

Palty

23 Aug 2018

Better sporting infrastructure will improve standards and reduce risks

Meg Boyle

23 Aug 2018

Good lighting will make the grounds safer for players.

Defermac

23 Aug 2018

Upgrading the lighting will greatly enhance these facilities as an asset to the community.

njmfreeman@mail.com

23 Aug 2018

The grounds are used constantly, and a logging upgrade will allow a longer usage. With the current lighting some games cannot be played in poor light or in the evening due to safety

Bernie Meehan

23 Aug 2018

An upgrade to the existing lighting is critical for the safety and the future of all hockey players especially the juniors

Mikeryan

23 Aug 2018

Will be a real asset to the community ASAP many groups use these facilities

Jbower

23 Aug 2018

Safety is paramount and whilst already playing under the flood lights, having lighting meeting hockey standards will be safer for all, whilst also making the facility meet Hockey Victoria to hold other games outside of the schools/clubs who already use the facility.