Light off but someone's home
ELI Waters resident Vicki Shaw (pictured right) has a new light pole outside her home but she’s still waiting for the light to be turned on.
“No light, not yet – I’m still waiting,” Ms Shaw said.
Last month, the Chronicle reported that the streetlight in front of her home in Bushlark Avenue went out two years ago and she’d been “tooing and froing” between the Fraser Coast council and Ergon Energy to have it fixed since then.
The council said because the original light poles installed by the subdivision developer were not on Ergon’s list of approved fittings, the electricity company would not accept responsibility for maintenance and new light poles had to be installed.
The council confirmed yesterday that three new street lights had been installed in the area but were not yet operational because the electrical contractor was waiting to install photo-electric cells, or daylight sensors, which turned the lights on and off according to light levels.
The council has submitted an application to Ergon to reconnect power to the lights and an Ergon spokesman said the lights should be on within a week.