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At its February Ordinary Council meeting, Leeton Shire Council approved the upgrade of street lighting to LED luminaries where possible across the Shire.
At the end of December 2016 Essential Energy invited interested Councils to enter into a negotiation to share costs of replacing regular street lamps with LED’s. In this notification it was specifically noted that Essential Energy now has LED streetlights available under category P (Pedestrian) lighting.
Council’s Manager Design and Construction Chris Lashbrook said that with community and Council being highly motivated to move towards more environmentally friendly LED street lighting, the Engineering Department quickly responded to the offer and commenced negotiations.
“Leeton Shire Council has a total of 1547 streetlights comprising of various types of luminaire heads and wattages. Currently Essential Energy has LED street lights approved and available for Category P class lighting which accounts for 841 of our current streetlight stock.”
Mayor Cr Paul Maytom said that making the making the change to LED lighting made good sense both environmentally and economically.
“The costs of this initial upgrade is heavily subsidised by Essential Energy with their contribution to the upgrade being well over the Council’s share of the costs,”
“Overall the move to LED street lighting will be a significant saving in energy costs to Council. It is estimated to reduce the yearly expenses by $18,000 to $26,000. This represents an operation saving of 10-15% per annum. It will also reduce our carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions.”
Council’s cost for the upgrade is $275,000 which will be funded from its Infrastructure Restriction Fund.
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