Town Council officers are investigating the removal of the solar lights in Hartley Street, one of the town’s main thoroughfares.
This follows uproar over their visual impact on the streetscape.
Left: The lights looking north towards Anzac Hill.
The $192,000 cost of the lights included approximately $30,000 (15%) for their installation, says council CEO Robert Jennings.
“These lights are an asset and can be re-used in other council areas requiring this type of light structure.
“The benefit of using these lights is both the clean capacity of solar energy and ease in which they can be relocated if necessary,” says Mr Jennings.
– Kieran Finnane