Lighting up the dark in regional towns

IS IT a bit dark along your street? Maranoa Regional Council is trying to fix that.

The council approved a measure to install 31 additional lights at a cost of $7730 for Roma, Jackson, Surat, Yuleba and Wallumbilla.

However all other towns were deemed to have sufficient public lighting, with councillor Cameron O'Neil saying the selected locations were determined as a priority.

"The desired outcome of this stage of the program was to provide consistent street lighting within a community," Cr O'Neil said.

"This means that if most streets in an area have a street light in the middle of the street, that any without would require one to be installed in the same location.

"As no deficiencies have been reported to council with regards to Mitchell's street lighting and the review found the street light locations to be consistent across town, other locations that were not meeting this consistency have been selected as a priority."

DO YOU agree with the council? Let us know by phoning 4578 4108.

WE ASKED our readers on Facebook where they thought street lights were needed. Here were some of the best responses:

Genevieve Rogers: The zebra crossing near the pool.

Katrina Faint: What happened to the lighting down the main street? Would be great to see more lights around.

Julie Birkett: Mitchell could do with a few extra, it's very hard to see at night.

Kelsey Andrews: Both sides of St John's!

Krystal Peatling: More traffic lights would be beneficial for Roma.

Ange Hammond: Yes they're needed. Corner of Curry and Miscamble.

Andy Swan: Wallumbilla has had meetings with councillors in new school library for past three years with no street light in front of school!


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