E5 Illumination

E5.1 Considerations

The provision of tennis court lighting increases the potential to affect the amenity of adjoining areas by glare, appearance and noise.

Lighting systems should achieve acceptable levels of spillage control and their use must not cause an unreasonable invasion of privacy.

Matters to be considered include:

  • the height and placement of lighting fixtures;
  • the proximity of adjoining dwellings and secluded private open spaces;
  • the intensity of light and its reflection; and
  • design and appearance of lighting fixtures.

E5.2 Objectives

To prevent excessive light spillage and other effects from detrimentally affecting the amenity of dwellings on adjoining properties.

E5.3 Performance requirements

E5.3.1: Any lighting system must not exceed an illumination level of 12 lux and an average illumination of 10 lux when measured at the nearest habitable room window of an adjoining dwelling or at a point 3 metres outside the property boundary, whichever is the nearest to the light source.

E5.3.2: Any lighting system must:

  • comply with the 'Residential Tennis Court Lighting Code' produced by the Sports Contractors Association;
  • be baffled to ensure that a light source is not directly visible from a habitable room window of an adjoining dwelling;
  • use light poles which are not more than 8 metres above the court surface; and
  • be certified after installation by a qualified lighting engineer.