With a view to improving the attractiveness of the village at night and deterring crime the Chamber agreed to allocate $18,000 from the Special Business Rate Levy to install solar-powered under-awning and mural lighting in Nimbin village. In partnership, Nimbin Community Centre Inc. [NCCI] were successful in a obtaining a grant from NSW Department of Justice for $18,000 while Lismore Council contributed $2000 from its annual crime prevention allocation.
Installation of the system is being undertaken by Rainbow Power Company and will commence in April 2018. The system is being housed in Birth & Beyond (a property owned by NCCI at 54 Cullen St, Nimbin) and is designed to cope with low sunlight periods. If there are times when an input from the grid is essential and an electricity bill becomes payable the Chamber will fund this.