Councils list axed carbon tax concerns

By Julian Bajkowski Councils across Australia have outlined a list of concerns over consequences arising from the planned repeal of the Carbon Tax, citing management of unspent carbon price liability funds and spending on carbon abatement measures as key areas of focus. The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has confirmed it has lodged a submission […]

NSW sheds toxic light bulbs for LED across 41 councils

By Paul Hemsley The New South Wales government has revealed plans to replace existing mercury vapour streetlights with light emitting diode (LED) technology across 41 council areas in Sydney, the Central Coast and the Hunter in a switch that state Minister for Energy Chris Hartcher claims will save councils millions of dollars in maintenance and […]

Baw Baw takes shine to LED lit street

By Paul Hemsley Baw Baw Shire Council has revealed plans to test new street lighting based on light-emitting diode (LED) technology as an alternative to existing mercury vapour street lamps that present a toxic waste disposal challenge at the end of their life. The council will conduct a two year trial to replace traditional 80 […]

Sydney upgrades to LED lighting

Sydney streets will see light-emitting diode (LED) installed for street and park lights over a three year project. The City of Sydney has engaged in a joint venture with General Electric (GE) and UGL Limited (UGL) following a selective tender to begin installing LED lighting in front of Town Hall. The project will cost $7 […]

MAV initiatives needed in other states

GreenbridgeEnergy Australia’s director, Giorgio Capone told Government News he would like to see Municipal Association of Victoria’s initiatives to help councils with electricity cost savings for their buildings, public lighting and green energy, as well as gas savings for facilities, through participating tenders, flow down to other states.   The manufacturer of LED lighting said […]

Switching streetlights to go green

Sydney City Council plans to roll out LED to cut the City's power bills and greenhouse gas emissions.   The sustainable streetlights were trialled in Alexandria Park, Kings Cross, Martin Place and Circular Quay.   Building on this success, the City has joined London, New York and Hong Kong in an international trial of smarter […]

Gosford lights buildings with LED

By Lilia Guan Gosford City Council chose enLighten to brighten up the council’s administration building car park, with LED lighting.   enLighten was contracted to replace the existing fluorescent light fittings in the Gosford Council Administration Building Car Park with its patented LED tube lights – a more efficient, safe and healthy alternative to fluorescent […]


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