Councillor for the West Tamar

Northern Lights Project

I recently had the pleasure of representing Council at the launch of the Northern Lights Project. This project sees six Northern Tasmanian councils collaborating on the largest energy efficiency project of its kind in the State. The Northern Lights street lighting project will improve energy efficiency and reduce operational costs through the installation of 9,100 LED street lights. The six participating councils are City of Launceston, Meander Valley, George Town, Break O’Day, Northern Midlands and West Tamar.

By working collaboratively, the six councils will save significantly on project costs and will
achieve combined savings of more than $16 million over 20 years. The new lights are around 82% more efficient than the existing street lights and the installation will result in a reduction of 7,850 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, equivalent to removing 172 cars from the road every year, for the next 20 years. The LED street light conversion is planned to be completed across all six municipal areas by June 2018, with the first installations beginning in Launceston in February 2017.

Within the West Tamar approximately 988 lights will be replaced with energy efficient LEDs and this will see West Tamar Council save 979 tonnes of greenhouse gases over the life of the new lights. West Tamar’s installation will occur in Financial Year 2017/2018.

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