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Project Summary

The Bracken Ridge BMX facility is part of the Council’s commitment to create new lifestyle and leisure opportunities and delivering vibrant, liveable communities.

Brisbane, QLD
End User: Brisbane Council

Brisbane City Council (BCC) recently constructed a brand new BMX bicycle facility at Fitzgibbon. The new facility is one of the largest of its kind in Australia, and caters to a range of riders from differing ages and skill levels.
Located adjacent to an existing skate park, and close to the Emily Seebohm Aquatic Centre, the facility is part of the council’s commitment to creating new lifestyle and leisure opportunities in Brisbane's northern suburbs.
Thirty additional car spaces were also constructed to help service the increase in demand for the area's leisure facilities.


The council wanted the option to boost the lighting from 100 lux to 200 lux when required. This was achieved using a switching arrangement. The poles could be no more than 10m tall, and no spill light was allowed to enter neighbouring properties. During the design phase, consideration also had to be given to the undulating, uneven surface (inherent of a BMX track) to ensure uniform illumination.
The lighting project was a real challenge, due to the particular sports structure and some limitations such as:
• Lighting installation to facilitate night time use of the park;
• Uneven, undulating course;
• No spill light allowed to enter neighbouring properties;
• Maximum pole height of 10m;
• Very short supply schedule;

To illuminate sports facilities of this kind, criteria must be used to prevent light scattering upwards and out of the aforementioned areas; at the same time guaranteeing an adequate level of illumination on an irregular and undulating path.
For all these reasons, ADLT, Cree Lighting’s authorized distributor, has chosen, among the product portfolio for large areas, to supply the Cree OSQ HO.
Cree OSQ High Output LED Area & Flood Light has changed the standard for high output lighting; Just one OSQ High Output luminaire can replace multiple metal halide fixtures. It's also smaller and lighter than other LED solutions, making it easier to install while minimizing wind load requirements.
The results speak for themselves! Uniform illumination with the flexibility to double the lux levels for BMX competitions or other events.

Project Feedback

"For the cities north, it is an outstanding new piece of public asset for everyone to enjoy and for us all to keep fit and active."

Citizen of Brisbane

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