Additional street lights have been installed at Diamond Beach, but not all residents have given the new lighting a glowing review.
MidCoast Council organised for new lights to be installed in the village following feedback at one of its community conversation meetings, where residents expressed concern that some of their neighbourhoods were dimly lit.
As a result, new streetlights were installed and activated on Diamond Beach Road, Seaview Street, Sapphire Parade, Emerald Drive and Anniversary Drive last week.
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Nine street lights were installed in total.
"This will assist motorists to recognise intersections and other significant road features at night and improve road safety," a statement from council said.
However, some community members have questioned the placement of and need for some of the lights.
A Seaview Street resident, who preferred not to be named, was unimpressed to have a new street light installed on the power pole outside her house.
With a street light in place on the corner of Diamond Drive and Seaview Street, she believed there was already sufficient lighting in the street given it was largely used by residents at night.
"The only people who drive up here live up here, and if you don't know where the intersection is after 40 years you shouldn't be driving," she said.
"It shines straight in the whole front of the house and all it's doing is lighting the top of my driveway and the footpath."
The resident wrote to council when she received a letter notifying her that the street light would be installed, but she was told that council was responding to the requests of the community as established at a previous community conversations meeting.
The resident was unaware that the meeting had taken place.
However, she did welcome the installation of street lights on Diamond Beach Road, which she described as dangerous.
The topic has also caused some debate on Facebook community page Hallidays Point News & Chat, with a number of Diamond Beach residents arguing whether the street lights are necessary or not.
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