Laidley LED Lighting Upgrade to begin
Work on a lighting upgrade in Laidley’s main streets will soon get underway, thanks to a Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government & Planning grant.
A total of 49 street lamps will be upgraded as part of the Queensland Government Local Government Grants Subsidies Program.
Lockyer Valley Infrastructure Portfolio Councillor Janice Holstein said following the replacement of the existing lighting in Gatton in 2019, work would now commence on Laidley CBD footpaths in Patrick, Spicer and William Streets.
“The project retains and refurbishes the historically-significant vintage-look lighting and will improve public safety by installing LED fixtures which increase visibility, as well as reduce operational costs by using more efficient lights.
“We know community members want to feel safe when they walk through our business districts and public spaces, and this project will certainly help achieve that goal, without losing the heritage-look light poles that are a key part of the town’s character and charm.
“The improved lighting will also help to enhance the existing CCTV network footage at night and assist police in any related investigations,” Cr Holstein said.
Access to several carparking bays in the works area will be temporarily restricted while the upgrade work is carried out. Contractors are expecting to work in sections and will minimise disruption to motorists and shoppers as much as possible.
Residents are asked to follow all safety signs and directions while work is underway.
For further information, contact Council on 1300 005 872.