The Bass Coast Rail Trail

The Bass Coast Rail Trail Illumination Project


The Bass Coast Council – Wonthaggi

Lighting Compliance

AS/NZS 1158.3.1 P3/P4

Project Overview

Given the choice to select the most important community project to invest in, via the Victorian State Government’s ‘Pick My Project Initiative’, local residents decided that lighting up the Bass Coast Rail Trial would have the most impact on their lives by increasing access, convenience, security & wellbeing.

The Rail Trail Illumination Project, which received $198,000 through the State Government’s Pick My Project community grant initiative, opened up the opportunity for individuals and groups with brilliant ideas to bring their projects to life, supported by their community, all to make their local area better in some way. The Rail Trail Illumination Project was selected as the most popular community enhancement option.

Leadsun Products Used

  • P Category lighting compliance – AS/NZS 1158.3.1 P3/P4
  • Number of lights – 48
  • Solar module series – AE3
  • Solar size – 80W and 55W 
  • LED output programming – Dusk 100% Illumination for 5hrs then dimmed with PIR adaptive control until dawn 
  • Pole footing type – Ragbolt 
  • Pole type – EZYLift hinged poles, 5.5m high 
  • Additional solutions – EDGE 

The Project saw 45 solar lights installed along the Bass Coast Rail Trail, including lights in the car park and community space behind Apex Park, between McKenzie Street and South Dudley Road.

The lights operate at full brightness from dusk for five hours and then they are programmed to dim down for three hours to conserve power.
If movement is detected while the lights are dimmed, the built-in internal sensors trigger the light to full brightness for 30 seconds.

Not only do these lights improve visibility at night and increase overall access and convenience, but they give trail users a sense of security and increase the opportunity for physical exercise.

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which this project was undertaken, the Bunurong 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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