The Civic Theatre will boast all new light fixtures after Gunnedah's councillors voted to allocate another $15,000 to the "urgent" project.
In a report to council, infrastructure services director Jeremy Barlett said it was "an urgent replacement issue as the thread of the current fixtures have worn away and there is a risk of the globes not staying in place".
"Electricians are contracted frequently to replace and tighten the fixtures," he wrote.
"It is to be noted that if only half the project is completed this financial year, there may be some risks involved with leaving the remaining lights the way they are."
All light fittings will be replaced with LED dimmable light fittings, which will "provide a longer lifespan of the lights, lower energy consumption, reduced maintenance costs, and higher safety".
The original allocation of $9500 budgeted for the 2019/2020 year fell short of what was needed by half.
"Due to the height of the auditorium, an access lift as well as scaffolding, would be required; this was also not accounted for in the original budget," Mr Bartlett wrote.
The council plans for the works to be carried out in conjunction with the Civic's chair and carpet replacement.
Councillors backed the motion, and Cr Swain said, "We just need to get this done".