Yinnar Solar Footpath

Yinnar Solar Footpath2019-01-30T06:52:38+00:00

Project Description

For over ten years the community has identified lighting the one-kilometre path from the towns centre to their recreation reserve as a high priority project.

Safety concerns about people walking home next to a dark country road, particularly in the winter months, has always been a significant concern. However, the lighting would also allow the community to expand the use of their facilities.

Reticulated lighting was just too expensive and needed to be installed entirely, whereas solar powered lights offered a cheaper, more flexible solution in which poles could be installed individually as funding became available.

The LVCPH has been providing connections, technical advice and working with Latrobe City to advance this project.

Last year the Latrobe City Council submitted a Latrobe Valley Authority grant application for the project. They are currently awaiting a response.

You can read more about this community project here.