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Council lights the way on House Creek pathway

Works will begin next month on the installation of more solar lighting on the House Creek path.

The council received $192,000 in funding under the Australian Government’s Safer Streets Program and the council is contributing $40,000 to the project.

The solar lighting will run along the House Creek pedestrian cycle path network from Willow Park to Belvoir Park.

The lights, which have already been installed in a section of the pathway along Brockley St, have an infrared sensor that increases the light as the pedestrian approaches for 45 seconds.

Cr Kat Bennett said the project was a fantastic initiative for the city, providing a safer environment for people to walk and exercise on the city’s pathways.

“The lights provide a cost-effective and environmentally friendly option for lighting the city’s popular pathways, encouraging a safe environment for people to get active more often,” Cr Bennett said.

“It’s also really pleasing to say five of the 11 tenderers were local businesses and that the successful tenderer is a local business, employing local people and local sporting and community groups and I can congratulate them.”

Local contractor K-DEC Electrical was appointed by the council at the January meeting to undertake the works which are due to completed by early March, weather permitting.


Last updated: 25-01-2017

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