The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is offering shop owners and retailers the opportunity to have powerful new LED lights installed under verandas on both sides of Hannan Street, funded by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science’s Safer Communities Fund, to help brighten up and create vibrancy in the Kalgoorlie City Centre and reduce antisocial behaviour.
The under veranda LED lighting on Hannan Street will run from Porter Street to Wilson Street and feature 40W LEDs, which will produce about three times more light than a 100W globe, and will have an annual expense per light fitting of approximately $60 per year for the retailer or property owner.
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder CEO John Walker said if property and business owners chose to participate in this Project, they would benefit from having high efficiency LEDs installed under our property’s veranda at no charge, but it will also help make the CBD more appealing for evening shoppers and assist in reducing antisocial behaviour in our City centre.
“The LEDs will be supplied and installed at no charge, however, the ongoing maintenance and operational costs of the LEDs will be the responsibility of the property owner or tenant,” he said.
“This initiative is part of the City’s much broader plan to not only reduce anti-social behaviour in the CBD, but to also create a vibrant and engaging retail and social precinct where families feel safe to come and shop, eat and enjoy themselves.”
The light fittings will be placed at approximately 7 metre intervals under the verandas on both sides of Hannan Street and will be connected to the individual power supplies of each associated shop and will be active at night time all year round.
Installation work is expected to begin in April 2018 and is anticipated to be completed in June 2018.