Sports Fields Lease Model Review

Waipa District Council

Xyst was contracted to complete this piece of work which included desktop analysis, stakeholder consultation and option analysis. For the purpose of this report, only green fields were considered which included sports such as: rugby, touch rugby, football, softball, athletics, lacrosse etc. Exclusions from this report included hard surfaces and specialised surfaces such as tennis […]

CPTED Assessment and Recommendations Report – Coronation and Russell Parks

Coronation and Russell Parks

Xyst visited both sites, took photographs, looked at CPTED criteria including natural surveillance, natural access control, territorial reinforcement, way finding, maintenance and lighting. Xyst spoke to stakeholders including the police, key lessees and the Rotary Club prior to making recommended improvements, with due consideration of budgets.

Assessment of Effects: Proposed Sports Lighting

Xyst prepared an assessment of effects to support a resource consent application for a major sports park lighting upgrade. Analysis of lighting calculations was performed against AS/NZS4282 and the effects on adjoining neighbours, road users and the night sky was considered.

Assessment of Effects – Sports Lighting Modifications

Xyst provided advice to Timaru District Council on the effects of changes to an existing sports lighting installation on neighbours. A brief report was prepared describing the likely effects and consequences of the proposed changes to the existing lighting.

Expert Witness – Te Tai o Poutini Plan (Lighting)

Xyst reviewed the lighting policies, objectives and rules of the combined West Coast District Plan and provided evidence to Commissioners and advice to the reporting officer for the section 42a report. This included site assessment and consideration of the effects of light across a wide range of industries and land uses. Input on the draft […]

Sports Lighting Review

Nelson City has over 350 sports lights across the city. Xyst reviewed its 2018 condition assessment and gathered further information on the ownership and operation of sports lights and provided a prioritised programme for replacement and upgrading along with advice on the use of smart controls for ease of use by clubs.

Wanaka Recreation Centre Sports Lighting

In consultation with club representatives and centre management, Xyst specified the appropriate lighting standard for two football fields at the Wanaka Recreation Centre. Xyst procured the lighting supply, electrical design and installation and project managed the works to completion.

Rakiura – Stewart Island Dark Sky Sanctuary

Following our earlier work investigating the feasibility of dark sky designations for Southland, Xyst was asked to prepare the application for the Rakiura – Stewart Island Dark Sky Sanctuary. Sanctuaries are the most remote (and often darkest) places in the world where conservation state is most fragile. Xyst prepared a GIS data collection project to […]

Taurapa Sculpture Lighting

Xyst worked with the Taurapa artist, Maia Hegglun to retrospectively install lighting to illuminate Maia’s work. We produced rendering’s and concept drawings, obtained consents along with project management of electrical and civil works to install programable RGB-W Projectors allowing any colour combination to be projected onto the Taurapa throughout the year.

Picton Foreshore Lighting Upgrade

We undertook an assessment of existing lighting and CPTED factors prior to producing a concept design supported by 3D renders. The concept design was then developed and procured. The new lighting needed to consider the significance of the reserve including the need to safe access to and from the ferry terminal and town centre, the […]

Bay Oval International Cricket Stadium Lighting

Xyst was engaged research lighting requirements for televised international cricket and procure lighting for this $4.5 million project. We produced a cost benefit analysis of the options of LED and conventional HID sources. A specification was prepared by Xyst and a full procurement exercise undertaken which resulted in a LED source being selected which was […]

Sports Lighting Assessment

Xyst conducted an evaluation of 372 sports lights in the Waipa District by physically visiting each location to appraise the lights’ condition and evaluate their compliance with relevant lighting standards. A detailed GIS database was established, and a report containing suggestions for enhancement was prepared.

Fiordland National Park – Review of Lighting Regulations

A review of all national, regional and local regulatory policies and rules was undertaken by Xyst. This work was in preparation for making an application to the International Dark Sky Association for dark sky status for Fiordland National Park.

Social Housing CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) Assessment

Xyst conducted interviews with properties and stakeholder relationships staff, and inspected the site both at day time and night time to make site observations on aspects such as natural surveillance, natural access control, territorial reinforcement, lighting and maintenance. We also conducted crime analysis and investigated demographic data. A comprehensive list of recommendations were made to […]

Remarkables Park Lighting Design

Xyst prepared a lighting masterplan and design guide which set out the lighting typology to be applied to the various stages of the Remarkables Park development in Queenstown. This incorporated human centric lighting and dark sky lighting principles. Specific lighting design and been undertaken for commercial streets and car parks as each stage of the […]

Invercargill Airport Lighting

Xyst designed both the airside, drop-off zone lighting for the Invercargill Airport. This project was one of the first LED installations for airside aprons and required extensive modelling and management of light to prevent light spill and glare.


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Paul Wilson

My primary role is to manage the team at Xyst’s Napier office and to assist our other consultants to bring innovative, best practice solutions for our clients. I have deep knowledge across the key areas of Xyst’s services and share it for our collective benefit. I’m the go-to guy for technical issues and problem solving. I […]