Work will begin in February 2018 to upgrade more than 5000 street lights to energy efficient LED lights across the City of Mitcham.
The LED upgrade will not only improve lighting levels in residential streets, it will result in net annualised savings of approximately $293,000 per annum over 20 year life of lights through reduced energy usage and lower maintenance costs.
Street lighting is the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions from local government in Australia. LED lighting is a much improved light than the old technology and can potentially save up to 82 percent in the council's lighting energy use. This reduction will in turn, lower greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 605 tonnes a year.
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.
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.