Bright lights of Division 11
Properly lit streets, walkways and parks are essential to community safety. And extra lighting helps us make the most of our excellent local parks. No wonder residents backed an increase to our lighting spend during budget deliberations. It just makes sense.
A range of recent lighting projects have transformed foreboding spaces into hives of community activity, including:
- carpark and field lighting at Robina Common;
- pathway lighting through Varsity Foreshore Parklands; and
- a new lit walkway though Frascott Park.
New street lights have also been installed at the Scottsdale Drive off-ramp of Robina Parkway and on Glenside Drive to boost safety for motorists and cyclists. Meanwhile, lights have been installed at busy pedestrian crossings on Assembly Drive and Robina Town Centre Drive.
The good news is that there is more in store. The City Budget 2019-20 funds:
- extra lighting at Lake Lomandra Park;
- upgrades to five more streetlights on Glenside Drive;
- solar lighting at several new bus shelters beginning with Robina Town Centre Drive; and
- pedestrian lighting around Robina Village.
While new lights are great, more needs to be done to ensure our existing lights are doing their job. Many are broken, unreliably connected to power, dim with age or covered in dirt. But you can help get repairs fast-tracked and make sure your street is safer.
Please feel free to get in touch with me if you spot a light that needs some attention. I will check it out immediately and pass it on to City officers or Energex to sort out.
Thanks for joining the campaign to light our neighbourhood.
We live in the best area going – and I’ll continue to work hard to deliver on your local priorities.
Thank you for taking the time to help shape your community.
You can join the Division 11 Facebook group here.