Maitland Regional Athletics Centre Car Park Light and Pathway Lighting

Solar Car Park Lights and Pathway Lighting Illuminates the Hunter Valley’s Premier Sporting Complex


Maitland City Council

Traditional Custodians

The Wonnarua People

Project Overview

The Maitland Regional Sporting Complex, located in Maitland, Australia, has undergone a significant upgrade thanks to a $8.6 million NSW State Grant. The complex now features state-of-the-art facilities, including a World Athletics certified synthetic athletics track, modern change rooms, a cafeteria, multi-purpose function spaces and Leadsun Solar Lighting. With the increased traffic and a renewed focus on community safety, the Maitland City Council needed a dependable lighting solution for the shared pathways and car parks surrounding the complex.

Seamless installation

The Maitland City Council initially considered conventional grid-powered car park lights and path lighting. However, concerns about disruption during installation led them to explore other options. After comparing alternatives, the council chose Leadsun’s solar car park and path lighting. This not only delivered cost savings of around 40% during installation and considerable time savings, but also provided long-term economic and environmental benefits by eliminating ongoing electricity usage.

Sustainable car park light and pathway lighting

Approximately one kilometre of paths and car parking around the Maitland Regional Sporting Complex were illuminated with Leadsun solar lighting, ensuring a safer environment for visitors and athletes. This solution not only exceeded expectations but also aligned with the Council’s commitment to environmental sustainability. 

The successful installation of Leadsun solar path lights and solar car park lights sets a high bar for future public lighting upgrades. Thanks to the combined efforts of the Maitland City Council and Leadsun, residents and visitors can now fully enjoy these world-class facilities. 

Solar Lighting Products Used

  • Solar module seriesAE3 
  • Solar size – 55W
  • LED output programming – From dusk to dawn,
    100% full brightness for
    5 hours then dim to 20%
  • Pole footing type – Ragbolts
  • Pole typeLowerable
  • Additional solutions – EDGE Wireless Control



AS/NZS 1158.3.1 lighting compliance – PC3 (car park), PP3 (shared pathway)

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which this project was undertaken, the Wonnarua People. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

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