Watts Working Better is an innovative project to improve the efficiency of residential street lights across nine Victoria regional councils. Councils will replace street lights with a more energy efficient alternatives.
The Goulburn Broken Greenhouse Alliance Watts Working Better project is changing Council managed street lights to energy efficient alternatives. This is a partnership between the Councils of: Benalla, Campaspe, Mansfield, Mitchell, Moira, Murrindindi, Greater Shepparton, Strathbogie and Wangaratta.
Benalla Rural City will see savings of nearly $1 million in energy costs over the next 20 years.
More than 12,600 street lights across participating councils are being changed to energy efficient alternatives.
The project will cost $4.4 million across the nine participating councils and save an estimated $15.6 million over the next 20 years.
Benalla Rural City Council will be changing over 786 old mercury vapour lights to more efficient T5 fluorescent lights as a part of the project.
The project will collectively reduce greenhouse emissions by 93,100 tonnes over 20 years which is the same as taking 21,000 cars off our roads.
The project is coordinated by the Goulburn Broken Greenhouse Alliance who received $2.95 Million of funding from the Australian Government towards the ‘Watts Working Better’ project.
The Watts Working Better website has an interactive map detailing where street lights are yet to be changed in the Council areas, and short video clip explaining the project.