We manage all the streetlights in the district, including those on local roads, state highways and the under-veranda lights in the CBD and shopping areas. There are approximately 9,500 streetlights in the New Plymouth District - 8,200 are on local roads, 1,000 on state highways, and 250 in parks.
New Plymouth’s local roads are lit by LED street lights. These lights use a lot less power than traditional street lights and are significantly better for the environment. The lights are very reliable lasting on average for 20 years. The project to install the lights finished in 2019.
Please contact us, providing your address and explaining why you think a street light is needed. We will look at your road and decide whether a light a streetlight is required. We do not install street lights on rural roads.
A street light can only be moved a small distance, this is to keep the lighting even along the road. If we approve the relocation of the street light we will give you the details of our contractor and you will organise the relocation with them. You will need to meet the cost of moving the street light.
If you damage a street light, for example if you drive into it and it bends or falls over, please let us know so we can organise for the light and pole to be repaired. If you are at fault you will need to pay for the repair of the street light. If you are insured this should be covered by your insurance. You can contact us on 06 759 6060 or through the contact us form.
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Page last updated: 10:37AM Mon 15 November 2021