Council’s Natural Heritage and Bushland Advisory Committee (NHBAC) is recommending that Council develop a Light Pollution Impact on Bushland Policy.
NOTING the recent community discussions about light pollution at O H Reid Oval, and further NOTING that Willoughby City Council has no policy concerning light pollution impacts,
1 That NHBAC ADVISES Council
1.1 that there is a body of evidence which indicates that light pollution adversely impacts native bushland fauna;
1.2 that light pollution should be controlled to protect nearby bushland from these impacts;
2 That NHBAC RECOMMENDS that Council:
2.1 should develop and adopt a light pollution policy to guide planning, development and other decisions by Council which might affect bushland;
and, following adoption of the new policy
2.2 invites other Councils with boundaries in common with WCC to adopt similar policies (e.g. North Sydney Council’s Tunks Park area);
2.3 educates and informs property owners about the impacts of light pollution on bushland fauna, and ways in which light pollution impacts can be minimised.