LED streetlights to be rolled out on Great Eastern Highway

Published on Thursday, 11 May 2023 at 3:06:43 PM

Great Eastern Highway will soon be alight with LED lights as part of a second phase of a changeover to LED street lighting in the Shire of Mundaring.
The Shire’s Council accepted a $400,000 quote to proceed with the changeover at its Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday 9 May.
Shire President James Martin said all Western Power owned street lights on the highway would be converted to LED lighting.

“The conversion of street lighting to LED across the shire is a $1.9M project that Council committed to in late 2022,” he said.

“The initiative aims to reduce the Shire’s corporate emissions by 30 per cent by 2030, in-line with the Shire’s Energy and Emissions Reduction Strategy.

“In 2020/2021, greenhouse gas emissions from street lighting accounted for 38 per cent of the Shire’s corporate carbon footprint. Converting to LED across the shire will achieve an immediate 60 per cent energy saving, and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, as well as annual costs for streetlight electricity bills.”

Approval for the project began in November 2022 when Council accepted a quote for $1.5M from Western Power to progress stage one of an LED street light changeover initiative.
The stage one conversion is due to be rolled out between September and October 2023 involving 2,748 streetlights with a further 531 lights converted during stage two.
The conversion to LED has been partly funded by a $1.4M grant from the stage three Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program Fund and $0.5M from Shire Reserves.

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