02 December 2011
I have had some interesting discussions on this topic this week following an enquiry from a resident. The infrastructure that supports the street lighting is owned and managed by ETSA. However, the cost of the lighting is met by Council. The concern was about the timing of the lights coming on and off. Each area is fitted with a device that measures the lux level of light and decides at a particular point in time that the lights should be turned on or off. However, it seems that some streets may have a dodgy device and the lights are on longer than necessary and as such costing Council (the rate payer) more than it should. I would like some comment to identify where, if any, this seems to be the case and Council will ask ETSA to investigate the device and if it is found to be faulty will repair or replace it.