Public Lighting Code

The NSW Public Lighting Code (Code), first published January 2006, informs the relationship between Public Lighting Service Providers and Public Lighting Customers.

A new version of the NSW Public Lighting Code came into effect from 1 July 2019 which incorporated changes to support service standards and make it consistent with National Electricity Law and changes to the role of distribution networks. Minor amendments to provide clarity on the application of the Code, were made in May 2020.

NSW Public Lighting Code

The NSW Government now invites your feedback on a draft of an amended NSW Public Lighting Code. The Code governs the relationship between public lighting service providers and their customers. 

A new version of the Code came into effect on 1 July 2019 and it required a review to be carried out by the end of 2020 to ensure that the terms of the Code remain appropriate for achieving the relevant policy objectives.

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (Department) has prepared a draft amended Code that provides for additional transparency with respect to service provider compliance with service standards and a restructuring of the administration of service standards.

The draft has been informed by consultation with members of the Public Lighting Forum, a consultative group that includes representatives of public lighting service providers and customers. 

You can download the Department’s draft amended Code.

The draft was informed by consultation with members of the Public Lighting Forum, a consultative group that includes representatives of public lighting service providers and customers.

The draft amended NSW Public Lighting Code was exhibited from 27 November to 18 December, 2020 for community and stakeholder review and feedback.

Thank you to those who provided submissions about the proposed new code.

The Department is currently reviewing feedback from stakeholders and the community, which will inform amendments to the Code to be finalised by the Department. This process is expected to be completed in early-2021.