Light Years Ahead - Efficient Street Lighting Program in Western Sydney, Australia

Last Modified: Sat May 07 2016 21:07:37 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 126,955
    mercury vapour street lights across nine western Sydney councils account for more than 50 per cent of the council's energy costs.
  • 13,000
    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).
  • 13,951
    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]
  • 9
    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.
  • Jun-2015
    project commencement.
  • Mar 2016
    project completed as against the original plan of completion by May 2016.
  • $21 million
    estimated savings in energy costs over 20 years at current electricity prices.
  • 74,000 tonnes
    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.