Night-time lighting upgrades
The Town is committed to a safe and dynamic night-time environment for the community. Several projects and ongoing programs are underway to address real crime issues and perceptions of safety through the Town’s streets and neighbourhoods. Everyone has a role to play in making the community a safe place, especially the night-time environment. Community reports, information, and action are vital to assist the Town to reach our vision of a dynamic place for everyone.
You can help improve your neighbourhoods night-time lighting levels by installing security sensor lighting and taking advantage of the Security Incentive Scheme, more info available here.
Street light audit
The Town’s Street Operations service area and Rangers work together to undertake street light audits where an officer checks all of the street lights in a certain zone of the Town. This process ensures that each street light is checked a minimum of once a year. Faults are forwarded to the appropriate agency, either Western Power for most standard street lights, or to the Town’s Street Operations area for the lights that belong to the Town.
How you can help: report all broken street lights you see to Western Power.
Street light upgrades
Last year, the Town received $300,000 from the Commonwealth Government under the Community Development Grants Programme, administered by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications. The purpose of the grant was to conduct lighting upgrades in Carlisle and East Victoria Park, following on from a previous grant from the Federal Safer Communities Fund which saw more than 100 streetlights upgraded throughout St James, East Victoria Park and Burswood.
In 2021 and 2022, the Town upgraded approximately 26 existing streetlights in Carlisle to LED lights nearby Carlisle and Oats Street train stations, and installed underground power and around 35 lighting poles with LED lights in East Victoria Park, primarily along Terminus Lane close to the Albany Highway entertainment strip.
Lighting upgrades at these hotspots are designed to provide a number of benefits to the community, including a greater feeling of safety, more vibrancy and a better environment for business.
How you can help: report all crime, antisocial or suspicious behaviour that occurs at night time to WA Police on 131 444 to assist us with prioritising the next round of upgrades.