mercury vapour street lights across nine western Sydney councils account for more than 50 per cent of the council's energy costs.
of these street lights are to be replaced by energy-efficient LED lights as part of the Light Years Ahead project organized by the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC).
total LEDs installed across 9 participating councils as of Mar 2016, marking the conclusion of the program. 951 additional lights were installed than planned originally. Target: 13,000]
councils include: Blacktown, the Blue Mountains, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, The Hills, Holroyd, Liverpool, Parramatta and Penrith. A total of 136 suburbs were covered.
AUS$ 7.8 million
estimated project cost. A total of $5.3 million will be contributed by the Australian Government, with a co-contribution of $2.6 million by participating Western Sydney councils.
project completed as against the original plan of completion by May 2016.
estimated savings in energy costs over 20 years at current electricity prices.
of CO2 reduction in Western Sydney once the replacements are in effect. This is the equivalent to taking 17,209 cars off the road each year.