The number of street lights that were replaced as part of the Lighting the Regions project. The project was borne out of an innovative collaboration between the Wimmera Mallee Sustainability Alliance and the Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance.
local governments across north, west and central Victoria formed an partnership to implement what is one of the largest street lighting partnership project in Australia.
residents, in an area covering 45% of regional Victoria, will have better and brighter street lighting.
AUS $2.8 million
On average, street lighting costs the local government partners in this project annually.
AUS $11.6 million
cost of the project. Assistance of more than $5M of funding from the Australian Government.
AUS $57 million
Net cost savings to the local government partners in this project, for the life of the lights (approximately 20 years).
estimated reduction in future maintenance costs due to the longer lifespan of the lights.
estimated reduction in CO2 emissions over the next 20 years.
Oct-14 to Nov-15
Planned timeframe for completion.
Project completion announced.