City of Melbourne: Efficient Lighting Upgrade Program

Last Modified: Tue Sep 13 2016 21:03:58 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 16,000
    old and inefficient mercury vapour street lights that will be switched to modern energy efficient LED technology in the City of Melbourne over a period of 3 years.
  • $1.1 million
    will be saved each year, or $20.2 million over a 20-year period through reduced energy and maintenance costs as a result of the switch over. Public lighting accounts for nearly half of the City of Melbourne’s energy use.
  • 10,000 tonnes
    reduction in CO2 emissions per year or 200,000 tonnes over the next 20 years.
  • $14.8 million
    estimated project cost - will be paid for by the federal government’s Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF).
  • ? years
    payback period of the project.
  • 1,300
    lights upgraded to date.