One of members recently shared their submission on the Draft Sports Facilities Plan of Management:
Some of the concerns raised included:
- the draft Plan has a number of references to the attractive backdrop provided by local bushland to many local sportsgrounds
- there is a need to protect bushland reserves from pollution.
- the ‘‘Process of determining obtrusiveness of lighting’ fails to provide for any evaluation of the environmental impacts of sports lighting on surrounding bushland.
- there is a reference which acknowledges the potential adverse effects of light pollution on local fauna.
- there is a suggestion that curfews will mitigate this negative impact however this is true for only part of the existing foraging and nesting time for local mammals and birds.
- concern that a development application may not be required
- the negative impacts on urban biodiversity caused by lighting (on top of noise, traffic, air pollution, tree removal etc) has become ever more important in recent years as rural land clearing and degradation has accelerated.
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