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 […]


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