knock ya lights out

iamspam 30 January 2008 14

Has anyone else been having trouble with street lighting recently? I reckon ours in Dickson have been out for a good week now, and in the last week, I’ve seen problems on State Circle, and in Aranda too. Makes for a spooky landscape. I just gave Canberra Connect a call, and they’re looking into it, but I find it disconcerting that it’s been going on for this long now.

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14 Responses to knock ya lights out
ant ant 11:00 am 03 Feb 08

and while suburbs are in darkness, they have a looong avenue (over a km, easy) in the middle of nowhere fully lit, leading from teh King’s Highway to a deserted building site. Your taxes at work.

cranky cranky 7:40 pm 02 Feb 08

Perhaps our political light fixers should read up on the broken window theory.

May explain some of the unsociable conduct.

Fluges Fluges 7:24 pm 02 Feb 08

When the lights break, they should be replaced with LED panels.

iamspam iamspam 10:56 pm 31 Jan 08

Barney, it ain’t just a few smashed lights or poorly planned lighting design. The entire suburb is in post-apocalyptic darkness, and has been for quite some time. As was Aranda when I drove through tonight.

ant ant 10:40 pm 31 Jan 08

Shit. Tonight, HQ JOC have turned on their bloody avenue of orange lights, from the building out to their stupid roundabout. Not content with building a major facility out in whoop-whoop, which’ll mean hundreds of cars blasting out there every day, they have to burn crap loads of coal to run their lights every night, wrecking our night sky. What next?

Vic Bitterman Vic Bitterman 10:00 pm 31 Jan 08

To answer the original question : No, my area is not having a problem with street lighting. Not at all.

popgoescanberra popgoescanberra 9:24 pm 31 Jan 08

Street lights? In Canberra?

barney barney 8:44 pm 31 Jan 08

Plenty of street lights that get smashed a few times don’t get replaced anymore it would seem. Has been the case for YEARS. Could be a lot more lighting around long paths etc also.

Just some observations.

cinimod cinimod 6:48 pm 31 Jan 08

maybe this is the reason for the increasing street violence of late… its darker so they become bolder

James-T-Kirk James-T-Kirk 3:14 pm 31 Jan 08

Statistically, the central suburbs has a significantly older population, who are more likely to be in bed by 8pm, so they probably don’t need the light anyway!

Mr Evil Mr Evil 11:06 am 31 Jan 08

Jesus, Katy hasn’t been put in charge of street lights as well?

roccon roccon 10:01 am 31 Jan 08

it is all part of reducing our carbon footprint

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 9:32 am 31 Jan 08

Enjoy the stars!

adeptacheese adeptacheese 12:35 am 31 Jan 08

lots of lights in aranda have been out for months

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