Olympic Park Redevelopment, Melbourne, Australia

Client: Melbourne & Olympic Parks Trust

Architect: Cox

Olympic Park’s AFL training ground, public sport and recreation space is the latest phase in the site’s considerable history.

The $11m redevelopment by Melbourne & Olympic Parks Trust includes a running track around the oval’s perimeter. The facility is a benefit to the many joggers who frequent the nearby Botanical Gardens ‘Tan’ track and Yarra River paths.

Olympic Park Oval remains public parkland, and is available to the general public during times when the fields are not being used for official training sessions by Collingwood Football Club.

NDYLIGHT was engaged in 2011 to provide sportslighting and general lighting design for the project.

The solution comprises four 45 metre tall customised light towers (built by Coslee Fabricators) with provision for communications equipment to be fitted. The sportslighting design provides 500 lux on the pitch for AFL training.