Solar Lit Bollards installed at Southern Loop Walking Path in Ararat

Updated: 19th Mar 2013

Solar-lit bollards will now light the way for people who use the Southern Loop Walking Path in Ararat.

ARCC Mayor Cr Ian Wilson said the Council has installed the lights after several vigilant residents alerted officers to the fact the path is very dark in the evening due to its location away from street lights.

Cr Wilson said the bollard lights were installed last week by Council staff.

“The Southern Loop Walking Path is an important link between Vincent Street and Elizabeth Street in Ararat and a lot of people – including walkers, cyclists, families and joggers – use it,” he said.

“The Council was pleased to install the solar lights after suggestions from residents as it will improve safety for everyone who uses the path.”

After being contacted by residents who use the path, Ararat Rural City Council officers investigated cost-effective ways to solve the problem and found the solar-lit bollard product.

“The Council feels the bollards are a great solution to the issue,” Cr Wilson said.

“The solar-lit bollards have several benefits including the fact that they are environmentally friendly and will improve the safety of pedestrians and cyclists using the path. They also have no large set-up costs as they don’t have to be connected to mains power and the ongoing costs are minimal.”

Ararat Rural City Council staff members installed the solar-lit bollards on Thursday March 7.

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