Investigations by Somerset Regional Council and energex reveal existing power poles in Coominya where street lights can be installed. Photo: Contributed
Investigations by Somerset Regional Council and energex reveal existing power poles in Coominya where street lights can be installed. Photo: Contributed

New lights set to improve dangerous road intersection

Up to six new streetlights could be installed and switched on to prevent road crashes and accidents in Coominya.

Following a community request for streetlights to be installed on Cloake St, Coominya, council officers inspected the level lighting in the surrounding area as a matter of safety.

It was revealed improved lighting would increase road safety and there were no existing lights on those streets.

Councillors unanimously agreed to the recommendation at Wednesday’s Somerset Regional Council meeting.

Councillor Sean Chat said it was a “good commonsense outcome”.

“That area at night is very dark, and because the way the road is, people seem to fly around it,” he said.

The inspection revealed existing power poles in the vicinity on Cloake St and Newman St West were carrying 11kw and 33kw power supplies.

Energex confirmed with council on October 14 last year, stating lighting could be placed on the poles.

There will be no cost to council for the installation of the lights, apart from ongoing energy costs.