Council is replacing streetlights on its main roads with new energy efficient LED lights. These LED lights use 60 per cent less energy and will save ratepayers up to $2.9 million in energy and maintenance costs over 20 years.
Manningham Council Director City Services, Rachelle Quattrocchi said 1081 streetlights were being changed to energy efficient LEDs across our main roads.
“The circular economy is about different materials and items being repurposed and re-used instead of going to landfill and this is an important part of the LED light replacement project.”
“We are recycling 98 per cent of old materials at accredited facilities into glass wool insulation and industry products supporting our circular economy and the environment.”
Ms Quattrocchi said, “We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and achieving a low-energy future through the Manningham Climate Emergency Action Plan (CEAP).”
“The main roads LED light replacement project is a big step towards net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2028 for Council operations and net zero emissions by 2035 for the Manningham community.”
With the residential streetlights already upgraded, stage one includes installing LED lights into existing infrastructure along our main roads.
The replacement works are to be phased, with the first stage of the works commencing this week that are anticipated to be finished by September and the stage two works to take place in 2024.
“Energy efficient LED lights means we are moving towards a low-energy future where we can continue to work and play and live in Manningham without our actions costing the Earth,” said Ms Quattrocchi.