Shining a light on energy efficiency

Whitehorse Council is upgrading more than 850 street lights to energy efficient LED alternatives between March to June 2021. 

Council will not shirk from the light and its continued commitment to positive action against climate change and reducing its greenhouse gas emissions.

The street lights in this period add to about 7000 which have been replaced with energy efficient lighting since 2017.

The upgrade will save about 7250 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions during the 20-year life of the lights, equivalent to taking 1686 cars off the road for a year.

In addition to these works, Whitehorse Council has obtained $897,000 via the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (Phase 2) to further its energy efficiency street lighting upgrade works.  

This grant will be used to upgrade non-standard decorative lighting across the municipality during 2021.

Works will occur street by street in many different areas across Whitehorse. The upgrades are weather-dependent and the nature of the works mean that notifications to nearby residents is not practical.

Energy efficiency is a key element in reducing greenhouse emissions and contributing to the achievement of Council’s carbon reduction targets. The project will reduce operating costs and improve the public lighting amenity in local streets. The reduction in energy costs will also allow more resources to be directed to other public amenities.