Council lights up suburban street

Redland City Council is spending up to $85,000 to light up a residential street in Alexandra Hills.

Mayor Karen Williams said Council would install four street lights along the footpath between 1 and 31 St Anthony Drive.

“These lights will increase safety for both pedestrians and road-users in the area,” she said.

“It is important for our residents to have safe and well-lit pathways so they can walk and cycle in their neighbourhoods in the evening.

“This new lighting will also make it easier for vehicles to navigate along the street.”

Division 8 Councillor Tracey Huges said she had been advocating for the street lights and was very pleased they were now being installed.

“The residents of St Anthony Drive have been keenly anticipating these lights so I am very happy that this project is now a priority and works have started,” Cr Huges said.

“It can sometimes take a while for identified projects to make their way into Council’s annual operational budget.

“The future is now looking much brighter for residents in St Anthony Drive.”

The lights are expected to be installed by 1 June 2021, weather permitting.

Disruption to residents is expected to be minimal.