Public Lighting Code

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

The Code is being updated to support service standards and make it consistent with National Electricity Law and changes to the role of distribution networks. The updated Code will apply from 1 July 2019.

Changes to the Code are intended to:

  • support improvements to road safety and visual amenity
  • provide greater certainty of obligations and service levels
  • ensure that implementation of, and compliance with, the Code is practical.

The updated NSW Public Lighting Code was informed by public consultation.  Submissions were received from:

    Ausgrid
    Endeavour Energy
    Essential Energy
    Central NSW Councils
    Local Government NSW
    Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia
    Riverina Regional Organisation of Councils
    Roads and Maritime Services
    Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils
    Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils
    Campbelltown City Council
    Wollondilly Shire Council
    Southern Lights Project