Harrison Infrastructure Group was engaged by Gladstone Regional Council to undertake a lighting audit report for Agnes Water and 1770. The report completed in two stages and detailed the effectiveness of current lighting, nominate deficiencies and propose a strategy for upgrading and installation of infrastructure in order to bring it in line with current standards.
The project checked lighting standards in the following areas of the Agnes Water & 1770 townships; rural roads, intersections, urban streets, public activity centres, pedestrian crossings, pathways and beach accesses.
Turtle friendly LED streetlights were incorporated near beach nesting and hatching sites. These LED streetlights were suggested for one of the options as their unique amber coloring discourages the turtle from leaving its nesting site whereas typical lights can attract the turtle, endangering its life.
Aerial photography supplied by Gladstone Regional Council was used as the basis for approximating the lighting design areas for intersections, car parks and all local area traffic management devices in scope as per AS1158 and LGA standards. An extensive range of onsite data was measured including mounting height, location, offset, outreach arm length, luminaire type, pole number, lux level and lamp type. A lux reading directly under the luminaire was compared with the Manufactures 100% output in order to determine the luminaire’s current level of lighting. Using this data we were then able to generate an accurate model of the current lighting. This was checked against the design areas of need. Recommendations and options were then proposed and compiled into the finalised report for delivery to council.