Streetlights

LED Streetlight Rollout

 

Ausgrid LED Streetlight

29 Councils have signed up to accelerate the replacement of 100,000 older residential streetlights with LEDs. Ausgrid is continuing talks with the remaining councils about extending the accelerated rollout of LEDs.

The new LED lamps are more energy efficient, easier to maintain and will last up to 20 years. Residents have also told us they prefer the lighting quality and colour of the LEDs.

Work to install the new LEDs began in November 2018 and is expected to be completed by mid 2022.

You can see details below of which councils have signed up so far.

Streetlight progress update

Phase one of the program, which focused on pedestrian category roads, is now completed in four LGAs and whave replaced 98% of the lights in a further nine LGAs.

Across the 29 Councils that signed up to the program, we have now upgraded 80% of lights. We are currently working on updating our progress reports, and Councils can expect a full summary report at project completion.

As these lights are up to 80% more efficient that the technologies they replaced, this represents huge energy and emissions savings across the network. Ausgrid thanks all Councils involved for their commitment to action on climate change.

We are now preparing to expand the program to cover vehicular category roads, as well as CFL lights on pedestrian category roadswhich were excluded from phase one. We have submitted our draft proposals to SSROC who are examining them and assisting us with refinement. We are aiming to have these proposals to Councils by the end of September, and to start the rollout in FY23. Not only will they provide financial benefits to Councils, they are an exciting opportunity to deploy the base infrastructure needed for smart city devices.

Outage repairs

In FY21 Ausgrid reported an improving trajectory on its restoration times for streetlight outages, having reduced overdue General and Complex jobs by ~40% and ~70% respectively over the year. 

While our average repair timeare still longer than desired, our new overhead services panel will enable us to mobilise more resources to address the issue, and the improved reliability of the new LED technology will reduce the number of new outages adding to the workload.

 

Participating Councils

Map of LED streetlight program all council areas
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Update July 2021

 COUNCIL  No of LEDS to be replaced  % Complete
 BAYSIDE COUNCIL  3,668  99% 
 BURWOOD COUNCIL     857  100% 
 CANTERBURY BANKSTOWN COUNCIL   4,449  98% 
 CENTRAL COAST COUNCIL      8,369  21% 
 CESSNOCK CITY COUNCIL     1,710  100% 
 CITY OF CANADA BAY COUNCIL   2,300  99% 
 COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RYDE  1,830  99%
 GEORGES RIVER COUNCIL  2,814  64%
 HORNSBY SHIRE COUNCIL    3,608  96%
 HUNTERS HILL COUNCIL    279  97%
 INNER WEST COUNCIL    4,036  98%
 KU-RING-GAI COUNCIL   2,903  96%
 LAKE MACQUARIE CITY COUNCIL   4,714  35%
 LANE COVE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL   1,085  100%
 MOSMAN MUNICIPAL COUNCIL   575  95%
 NEWCASTLE CITY COUNCIL   10,065  81%
 NORTHERN BEACHES COUNCIL   8,879  87%
 NORTH SYDNEY COUNCIL   1,107  92%
 PARRAMATTA CITY COUNCIL   443  94%
 PORT STEPHENS  1,766  89%
 RANDWICK CITY COUNCIL   3,343  99%
 SINGLETON COUNCIL   848  100%
 STRATHFIELD MUNICIPAL COUNCIL   792  99%
 SUTHERLAND SHIRE COUNCIL   5,516  99%
 THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SYDNEY   3,047  99%
 UPPER HUNTER SHIRE COUNCIL  868  39%
 WAVERLEY COUNCIL   340  98%
 WILLOUGHBY CITY COUNCIL   1,538  97%
 WOOLLAHRA MUNICIPAL COUNCIL   1,272  97%

 

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