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Benalla last week saw the beginning of the replacement of street lights to energy efficient models that will see savings of nearly $1 million in energy costs over the next 20 years.

More than 12,600 street lights across Benalla, Campaspe, Greater Shepparton, Mansfield, Moira, Mitchell, Murrindindi, Strathbogie and Wangaratta are being changed to energy efficient alternatives as part of the federally funded Watts Working Better project.

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.

“All councils involved in 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” said Mayor Cr Justin King.

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 project has a website with an interactive map detailing where street lights are yet to be changed in the Council areas, and short video clip explaining the project.


Image: Mayor Cr Justin King with the Watts Working Better billboard in Bridge Street



 
Watts working better billboard and mayor
 
Keep up to date with works and news online and with social media:
 Twitter: @WattsBetter
 Facebook: www.facebook.com/WattsWorkingBetter
 www.wattsworkingbetter.com.au
 


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