WATCH – Dormant street lights leave Newcastle in the darkness

Could dormant street lights leave Newcastle entirely in the dark?

What began as a complaint from a resident has evolved into a broad look at failing electrical infrastructure in Newcastle.

The Newcastle Advertiser recently undertook a sweeping nighttime observation.

ALSO READ: PREVIEW: Are Newcastle’s street lights leaving residents in the dark?

From a tour through the suburbs and areas of town, at least 20 dormant street lights were spotted and noted down.

Affected areas include primarily the CBD, Paradise and Aviary Hill.

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A damaged street light at the intersection of Bird and Berg Streets in Paradise.

The municipality was contacted for its official response and approach to this matter.

No feedback has yet been received.

However, a troublesome light on Lacerta Place was curiously repaired after many months of being dormant.

Has your street or area been affected by dormant street lights? Let us know and we will look into the matter on your behalf!

Also read this week’s Newcastle Advertiser for the full street lights story.

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Bruce Douglas
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