Rockhampton Court Motor Inn owner Neil Wilson is concerned for the safety of his guests with three street lights near his business out of action.
Rockhampton Court Motor Inn owner Neil Wilson is concerned for the safety of his guests with three street lights near his business out of action. Allan Reinikka

Rocky business kept in the dark

ROCKHAMPTON Court Motor Inn owner Neil Wilson has been left in the dark after numerous requests to Ergon Energy to fix three broken street lights near his George St business.

He said the lights had been out of action for more than eight months.

"I rang Ergon when I first noticed the problem eight months ago," Mr Wilson said yesterday.

"No one answered, then I sent a fax through and no one answered that either."

Mr Wilson said he had finally managed to contact someone three weeks ago, but the problem had still not been attended to.

Ergon's corporate communications manager Bob Pleash said a work order for the faulty lights was lodged earlier this month.

"Due to a combination of wet weather and storm activity, the problem has not been fixed yet," he said.

"We are aware of it, however, and will get to it as soon as we can."

Mr Wilson said the lack of lighting was creating an unsafe environment for his guests at the motor inn.

"From my point of view, I have shiftworkers coming here at all hours of the night and out in the street it's not safe," Mr Wilson said.

"I saw a guy cop a hiding out there one night - it's dangerous."

Mr Pleash said anyone who wanted to report a faulty street light should contact Ergon on 131 046.



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