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Install a new streetlight

To install a new standard steel or decorative streetlight or upgrade an existing luminaire to an LED.

How much will it cost?

We'll provide a quote

after we complete the scoping and design of your project.

How long will it take?

Up to 10 business days

to respond to your application.

After our technical assessment

we’ll contact you to discuss your requirements and work with you on an expected delivery date in line with the complexity of your project.

What to include with your application

  • A site plan

    Provides us with an understanding of your work site, the location of existing and new assets and help us to design your product. It will need to include:

    • Your property
    • Neighbouring properties
    • The location of the supply point
  • Site photos

    Help us understand your current connection arrangements and more easily identify potential site specific issues. Photos will need to include:

    • The extent of the worksite
    • Any obstructions in the area
  • Local government authority

    If you’re not working for an LGA, you will need to provide evidence in writing from your local government authority stating that you have their approval to conduct this work.

  • CAD site plan

    For applications of 5 or more streetlights you’ll need to include a CAD plan. It helps us better understand your work site and location of assets. We extract data from your plan to assist us with your design.

Application process

  • You've applied

    We’ll contact you within 10 days to discuss your application and confirm your required dates.

  • You'll receive a scope

    After our technical assessment we’ll confirm the scope of works with you.

  • You’ll receive design fee invoice

    We design the project to your needs.

  • You’ll receive an access quote

    After the acceptance and payment is received, we’ll schedule the works for delivery.

  • Let us know how we went

    Your feedback is important to help ensure we’re meeting your needs and expectations.

Standards, manuals and guidelines

Technical documents that provide the necessary information to enable users to comply with statutory requirements and obligations.

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Ready to apply?

I’ve got my site plan, site photos and CAD plan ready. For multiple streetlights please select a single address (e.g. Civic Centre or first streetlight replacement) in the application form. We will contact you to discuss your requirements.

Apply now

Estimated time to complete: 10 minutes

Need help before applying?

If you’re not sure what you need, get advice from our team.

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  • What’s the difference between the old street lights and LEDs?
  • What is Regulated Asset Base (RAB)
  • How do you manage the gifting of streetlights?

The new LED lights will provide a more uniform illumination of the area and will be brighter compared to the old lights.

LED streetlights are more focussed ensuring more of the light shines onto the street and sidewalks with less light spill into adjacent areas.

Western Power is regulated by the state government in terms of how it can earn revenue. Our revenue (through tariffs) is determined by the size of our Regulated Asset Base (RAB).

When streetlights are added to the RAB they have an economic life of 20 years. If a streetlight is replaced or upgraded to LED when it is younger than 20 years old, there’s still some value in there that we haven’t recovered back yet.

Western Power may approve the gifting of ownership of existing streetlights from the Local Government Authority to Western Power if the following criteria are met:

  • An as constructed drawing of the streetlight installation is provided to Western Power
  • The streetlights meet the specification of Western Power’s product range
  • The streetlights have been regularly maintained, and are in good working order
  • Any work, advised by Western Power, to modify the connection point is undertaken by the Local Government Authority
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