Sustainable Lighting Stages 2 & 3

22 May 2013

Stages 2 & 3 of Bayside’s Street Light Replacement…. Ready to Roll

Council has awarded a contract for stages two and three of its Street Light Replacement Project.

This contract will continue Council’s program of replacing street lights with more energy efficient lights. The new street lights will cost 65% less to operate. Stages two and three will see the replacement of about 2,500 lights. In some areas, light levels are well in excess of what is required. As a result about 300 lights will not be replaced.

The Street Light Replacement Project is being undertaken in four stages over three years and involves the installation of around 5,300 energy efficient street lights across the City of Bayside.

Work commenced last month on stage one of the project in the north of the City and is due for completion before the end of June.

Mayor Stephen Hartney said the new lights will perform better, last longer and will be more than twice as efficient as the existing lights.

He explained that street lights contribute around half of Council’s total carbon emissions and that changing the street lights will reduce emissions by more than 38,000 tonnes - equivalent to 9,000 less cars on the road.

“This project is expected to save $10 million in electricity and maintenance costs over the next 20 years,” he said.

Prior to the commencement of the project, a comprehensive and detailed design process was undertaken involving engineers who assessed every light in the municipality against the Australian Standard and identifying where lights were needed.

The change-over process is not expected to impact on parking or traffic flow.

Works on the Stage 2 and 3 Contract are scheduled to begin in June/July 2013, and take up to five months to complete.

For more information about the street light upgrade, visit the Council website or contact Council on 03 9599 4444.

Page last updated: 27 May 2013