Street Light Upgrades
Light Years ahead
City of Parramatta Council has begun upgrades to around 6,000 street lights as part of Phase 2 of the Light Years Ahead project, in collaboration with the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC).
In 2015 WSROC launched Phase 1 of the Light Years Ahead initiative, which replaced inefficient, end-of-life street lights with efficient LED technology. The project allowed the former Parramatta City Council to replace 1,114 lights, which delivered $1.7million in energy cost savings and over 7,000 Megawatt hours in energy reductions over the life of the assets.
Following the success of Phase 1, City of Parramatta Council is leading the way and initiating work to replace up to 5,970 street lights across the local government area (LGA) over the next two years. Over the 20-year life of the new lights, the project is expected to save up to $5.4 million in energy cost savings and over 36,000 Megawatt hours of energy reductions over the life of the assets.
The new lighting incorporates the ability to install sensors to monitor a variety of conditions such as temperatures and air quality, furthering Council’s Smart City vision.
First stage work runs November 2017 to March 2018 and will cover the following suburbs: Carlingford, Dundas Valley, Eastwood, Epping, Melrose Park, North Rocks, Parramatta and Telopea.
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This project is part of the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils’ Light Years Ahead energy efficiency initiative.