The initiative is expected to cut energy use by 80 per cent, saving ratepayers about $10 million over the project’s 20-year span
Councils in South Australia participate in the provision of important social and economic infrastructure and, where appropriate, act as an advocate, planner, coordinator and facilitator.
Marion Council aims to provide services and facilities that support the social, environmental and economic needs of residents, businesses and visitors.
The Local Government Act 1999 and its accompanying regulations set out the legal framework in which councils operate.
The City of Marion had a requirement to upgrade their street lights to more energy efficient LED.
The street light replacement program was part of the City of Marion’s commitment to the environment. Street lighting is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions by local government in Australia. Switching to LED lighting will save ratepayers’ money, will help to protect the environment and will improve visibility on roads and footpaths. Further more, it will help to reduce carbon emissions by more than 1,300 tonnes per year.
Marion Council will also benefit from selling up to $11,000 worth of carbon credits each year as a result of replacing the old and energy inefficient street lights.
The Enerven lighting team were tasked with replacing nearly 9,000 street lights across the City of Marion to more energy efficient LED.
Older street lights removed will be recycled responsibly by Enerven’s contractor Toxfree to prevent heavy metal (i.e. mercury) and other hazardous substances entering landfill.
The installation is expected to be completed by 2021.
If you like to find out more information on the LED Street Lighting replacement rollout please read the LED Street Lighting Upgrade Program Fact Sheet.
To find out when the lighting will be replaced in your area please download the Project Progress Report here.