Summary of street light upgrade projects in state of Victoria, Australia

Last Modified: Tue Sep 13 2016 21:05:31 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 41
    councils represented in this data summary (does not include all the councils that have ongoing/completed efficient lighting upgrade program).
  • 91,995
    total street lights upgraded across the 41 councils.
  • $32.657 million
    approximate cost of all the projects combined.
  • $130.73 million
    estimated savings over a period of 20 years (lifetime of the bulbs) across all the projects combined.
  • 624,181 tonnes
    reduction on CO2 emissions over a period of 20 years.
  • 13,600
    street lights upgraded as part of the Watts Working Better program covering 11 regional councils: Benalla, Campaspe, Indigo, Mansfield, Mitchell, Moira, Murrindindi, Greater Shepparton, Strathbogie, Towong Shire and Wangaratta. The program culminated on 18-May-2016.
  • 22,620
    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. 16 councils participated.
  • 25,917
    street lights upgraded in 4 Victoria councils - Wyndham City, Moonee Valley, Maribyrnong and Hobsons Bay. They have come together under the banner of "Lighting the West " to bring sustainable street lighting to the west.
  • 7,500
    estimated number of street lights upgraded in six Great South Coast councils – Warrnambool, Moyne, Corangamite, Colac-Otway, Glenelg and Southern Grampians under a project called the Great South Coast Street Smart Lighting Program.
  • 5,320
    old and inefficient mercury vapour street lights were switched to modern energy efficient LED technology in the City of Greater Dandenong over a period of 12 months.
  • 2,538
    Total number of light bulbs that were replaced across Bass Coast Shire between 2012 and 2015. The existing 80-watt mercury vapour lights were replaced with energy efficient T5 fluorescent bulbs
  • 2,900
    residential street lights that currently use 80 watt globes (an old technology) were replaced with new energy efficient 18 W fittings, to make energy savings of over 70%.
  • 11,600
    mercury vapour, metal halide and compact fluorescent street lights replaced with the latest LED technology as part of the Powering Down project.