Great South Coast Street Smart Lighting Program

Last Modified: Tue Sep 13 2016 20:45:58 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 2012
    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.
  • 7,500
    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.
  • 2013
    Year the changeover started.
  • 2015
    Year the changeover was completed.
  • AUS $535,000
    savings per annum for all the 6 councils, once installed, according to Great South Coast Chairman Chris O'Connor.
  • 294 tonnes
    Annual reduction in greenhouse emissions.
  • 98%
    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.