There are fees associated with glare shield requests, including an Application Fee payable to Council for the assessment, internal administration and external liaison with Essential Energy for investigation into the technical specifications for the glare shield and processing this request with Essential Energy, and a fee for the Provision of the Luminaire Glare Shield. Glare shields are installed by Essential Energy with the costs passed on to the applicant.
The user-pays fee is passed on to the resident as it is they who is receiving the benefit of the reduced light spill, and installing a glare shield minimises the purpose the streetlighting would be providing to the public.
Essential Energy charges a fee for the provision of a glare shield. This fee is the Australian Energy Regulator's prescribed fee which we pass on to the customer.
Should you wish to progress an Application for a Glare Shield, we would also need to consult with the adjacent property owners to notify them of your request and confirm their support. It’s also important to acknowledge we are unable to guarantee the effectiveness that a glare shield may provide. If in the instance the shield is installed, any costs associated with a request to remove the shield would be borne by the applicant.