Lighting the Regions project now complete

23 November 2015

The Lighting the Regions streetlighting changeover project is now complete, with the last light changed in the Shire of West Wimmera.

The large scale project has seen the replacement of more than 22,000 mercury vapour streetlights with energy efficient LED lights.

The LED (light-emitting diode) lights provide brighter, more energy efficient technology which will reduce energy consumption and save 180,000 tonnes of emissions over the next 20 years.

The new energy-efficient lighting will also save regional councils up to $57 million over the life of the assets in energy costs. 

CitiPower and Powercor is the Distribution Network Service Provider for the Lighting the Regions project and maintains and operates the streetlighting infrastructure on behalf of the local government partners.

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