Stockland responds after light system complaints

THE bright light on the North Rockhampton skyline is not a message from the heavens but Stockland Rockhampton's well-illuminated flag pole.

Complaints have been made to management at Rockhampton's largest shopping centre in relation to the brightness of the lighting system.

A Stockland Rockhampton spokesperson said new bulbs were installed last month and these had proven to be brighter than the previous ones, even though they were the same wattage.

"We have received some comments from customers regarding the increased brightness of the new bulbs, so we have arranged for an electrician to inspect the lights," the spokesperson said.

"As always, we will do our best to be a good and considerate neighbour and we thank our neighbours for bringing this to our attention."

The spokesperson said the glowing flagpole had to comply with government and safety regulations.

"For the safety and security of customers and employees at Stockland Rockhampton, we ensure the centre is well illuminated at night and this extends after hours when the centre is closed," the spokesperson said. "As a requirement of government regulations, the Australian national flag may only displayed at night, when properly illuminated."



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