Panel Presentation on Lighting: changes and effects Tree Day Site Details

Panel Presentation on Lighting: changes and effects

This is an educational public event to consider issues and inspire and motivate the community to foster change to support nature and a healthy environment.

We will have a panel discussion on the increasingly significant environmental and health and welfare impacts of lighting and light pollution on nature and life in cities. An expert panel will discuss the impact of lighting on trees, nature, parklands, observatories, animals and humans, and make recommendations. The following experts in the field will be presenting and answering questions:

• Dr Barry Clark, astronomer, Director of the Outdoor Lighting Improvement section, Astronomical Society of Victoria (ASV)

He will discuss the Standard for control of the obtrusive effects of outdoor lighting, focusing on heritage parkland reserves such as Fawkner Park and Domain Parklands/Melbourne’s Domain Parklands and Memorial Precinct, and on observatories, such as Melbourne Observatory.

• Dr Greg Moore, OAM, formerly Principal of Burnley College, Melbourne, arboriculture expert, inaugural President of the International Society of Arboriculture, Australian Chapter, Chair of treenet, and Chair of the National Trust of Australia’s Significant Tree Register.

Just back from a conference in America, he will present the latest research findings about the impact of lighting on trees.

• Councillor Rohan Leppert, City of Melbourne, Chair of the Arts, Culture and Heritage Portfolio, and Deputy Chair of the Transport Portfolio and the Planning Portfolio; Chair of the Planning Committee, Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV); represents the City of Melbourne on the Victorian Local Government Association.

A discussion of changes council may implement, including lighting modifications and diminishment in parklands, heritage reserves and formally recognised sensitive locations such as Melbourne Observatory.

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Saturday, 31 August 2019

2:30pm to 4:00pm


39 Saint Edmonds Road


VIC 3181


Site Organiser

Bea McNicholas, Director, Walk in St Kilda Road and Environs

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Suitable for Children


Accessible for Disabled



Prahran Mechanics Institute. Between Greville Street and High Street, Prahran, near Prahran Station. Trams in High Street and Chapel Street.


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