LIGHTING THE WAY TO SAFER TRAVEL IN THE NORTHERN TABLELANDS

LIGHTING THE WAY TO SAFER TRAVEL IN THE NORTHERN TABLELANDS

Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall, left, inspects some of the safer lighting areas with the Moree Plains Shire Council’s Deputy Mayor Susannah Pearse and General Manager Nick Tobin.

 

Tuesday, 20 September 2022

 

MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall today announced more than $332,000 in grants from the State Government to help the region’s six local councils install and maintain street lighting to improve road conditions for motorists traveling at night.

 

Mr Marshall said the grants under the Traffic Route Lighting Subsidy Scheme would help provide improved and more reliable lighting in residential streets, making it easier for everyone to navigate their way home after dark.

 

“Better visibility is a safety win for all road users, including motorists, cyclists and pedestrians,” Mr Marshall said.

 

“This scheme compensates our local councils for operational costs associated with eligible street lighting, which will help reduce the number of night-time accidents.

 

“This funding represents significant savings for councils, meaning they can stretch their own ratepayers dollars even further or re-direct them to other local priorities, such as road maintenance.”

 

The scheme will deliver the following grants to local councils:

  • Armidale Regional Council            $85,000
  • Glen Innes Severn Council            $39,000
  • Gwydir Shire Council                      $21,000
  • Inverell Shire Council                      $62,000
  • Moree Plains Shire Council           $111,000

 

Councils can receive a subsidy of up to 50 per cent of the Australian Energy Regulator’s approved pricing to assist in rolling out a better level of lighting than otherwise provided on state, regional and designated roads.

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