Six Great South Coast councils – Warrnambool, Moyne, Corangamite, Colac-Otway, Glenelg and Southern Grampians - developed a plan to replace the mercury vapour globes in thousands of streetlights across south-west Victoria with more energy-efficient LEDs. The project, called the Great South Coast Street Smart Lighting Program, was born.
AUS $1.4 million
Funding received from the Australian Government.
streetlight globes were to be replaced across the Great South Coast with New energy efficient 32W and 42W CFLand LED lighting system.
AUS $3.04 million
estimated cost of the project.
Year the changeover started.
Year the changeover was completed.
savings per annum for all the 6 councils, once installed, according to Great South Coast Chairman Chris O'Connor.
Annual reduction in greenhouse emissions.
of the old lights will be recycled as per Council waste disposal requirements. The glass can be recycled into products such as glass wool insulation for homes, the mercury distilled and reused in the dental industry and the aluminium body and other fixed component.