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abn. 78 010 589 661
rpeq. 1546 (Robin Russell)
204/6 Babarra St
Stafford QLD 4053
p. (07) 3872-5555
f. (07) 3872-5566
e. rr@robrus.com.au

Street Lighting

Public Roads & Parks

Your choice of street lights for public roads and parks is very limited. The reason is as follows:

In new subdivisions, Energex/Ergon offer two street lighting tariffs to councils.

Rate 2: lights installed by Council, but maintained by Energex/Ergon,
Rate 3: lights installed and maintained by Council.

Councils do not want the bother of maintaining street lights, so they generally avoid Rate 3. They insist that street lights in new estates be installed under Rate 2 conditions, i.e. the developer installs them (on behalf of Council) and Energex maintains them.

For their part, Energex/Ergon refuse to maintain street lights other than those they carry in stock. So this generally limits developers to installing only the following types of street lights:

  • standard (galvanized) poles and lanterns
  • Sylvania "Nostalgia" lanterns on "Estate" poles
  • Sylvania "Avenue" lanterns on "Estate" poles

"Nostalgia" and "Avenue" lights cost about $200 more than standard galvanized street lights. They are available in a range of four standard colours:

  • bottle green
  • black,
  • blue/grey ("Avenue" only)
  • navy ("Nostalgia" only)

Some photos illustrating these types and colours are displayed below. Hover cursor over images to see street light name. Click to see larger image.

Avenue Black  Avenue Blue  Avenue Green  Nostalgia Black  Nostalgia Green 

Understandably, councils require the type and colour of street lights to remain the same along each street. If an existing street is being extended, the new street lights must match the existing lights.

"Nostalgia" and "Avenue" lights can only be used on minor roads. They cannot carry high-wattage lamps, which are required for major roads.

They are also unsuitable for lighting LATM devices and roundabouts, where the Code requires higher levels of illumination. In those places, for small extra cost, we can paint the galvanised poles but not the lanterns, so the overall appearance is maintained.