Thursday, April 25, 2024

Boronia street lights switch to LED

Street lights on main roads in Boronia will be replaced with energy efficient LEDs, Knox City Council has announced.

Council says the lighting upgrade will reduce up to 2,900 tonnes of greenhouse gases over the next 20 years.

Approximately 500 street lights are set to be replaced with LEDs in the coming months. The LEDs street lights will provide more reliable and uniform light at night, to improve the amenity and sense safety in local streets, Council said in a statement.

“LEDs also have a longer lifespan which will lower maintenance costs,” it said.

“The Boronia street light replacement project is a key initiative of the Boronia Revitalisation Project, and supported by our recently adopted Climate Response Plan 2021-2031, which aims to reduce greenhouse emissions for our community.”

With a grant of $100,000 from the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, and $310,000 from Council, a total of $410,000 will be invested into the LED street light upgrades in Boronia.

The planning and design for the project has commenced, with expected completion in June 2022. The upgrade to LEDs in the Council owned Dorset Square carpark will also be completed in the same timeframe.

“These works are a continuation of our street light replacement project. Since 2016, we have replaced 10,600 street lights with energy efficient LED globes,” Council said.

Learn more about Knox City Council’s climate actions at: Energy efficiency and greenhouse emissions web page.

Latest Articles