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City installs energy efficient lighting as part of stimulus recovery package

Local clubs, streets and reserves have benefited from upgrades to LED lighting as part of the City’s $5.09 million local economic and social stimulus package.

Aug 12 2020

Adopted by Council in May, the package aims to fast track projects in an effort to stimulate the local economy and provide work for employees, local contractors and suppliers.

New lighting locations include Bayswater Library, Community Centre and Infant Health Centre; Morley Scout Hall (pictured); Maylands Bowling Club; Guildford Road near Eighth Avenue Maylands; King William Street east of Murray Street Bayswater; Pat O'Hara Reserve carpark Morley; Jakobsons Way Morley; and Eric Singleton Walkway Bayswater. The road and carpark lighting represent the City's first LED street lighting installations.

Mayor Dan Bull said this work provides multiple significant benefits.  

"More than $140,000 has been invested in LED lighting across the City so far. This will reduce our energy costs over the longer-term.

"The City is keen to ensure its everyday operations do not contribute to climate change. Our goal is to reach 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030 and net zero carbon emissions by 2040.  

"The lights visibly enhance our local clubs and venues - really brightening their spaces, and don’t have to be changed over as regularly. This is a boost to clubs who have been impacted by restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"LED lighting along Guildford Road and King William Street is safer, provides greater security benefits, and reduced maintenance means less traffic disruptions.

"The City's electricians, along with a redeployed Bayswater Waves employee, helped install the lights at Morley Scout Hall and Bayswater Library."

Please visit our stimulus package page to learn more. 

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