Footpath mounted lights are now probably firming up as favourites for the proposed new Narrabri CBD street lighting.
Narrabri Shire Council voted today to revisit the option of lights on the footpaths following a comprehensive briefing by lighting consultant Mr Greg Don.
Earlier the favoured street lights option had been trending towards a two metre median strip along the centre of the three business blocks, but the proposal had drawn a mixed response from the community.
Following a comprehensive presentation from Mr Don, and many questions from councillors, council decided to give a new brief to the consultant.
The brief calls for a report ‘as soon as practicable’ for a design for footpath mounted lights, which would be 700 mm in from the kerb, with 250 watt high pressure sodium lights, all to Essential Energy specifications with a proviso that the existing street trees be retained.