Now other councils around or Australia have also installed LEDs and I’m proud to announce that AusGrid will finally work with us to upgrade the remaining 13,500!,
There are 20,000 street lights in the City of Sydney, but we only own 6,500 of them. The rest belong to Energy Australia - now AusGrid. At the time we asked Energy Australia to join our trial but they refused.,
In 2009, inspired by the work of Los Angeles council, the City started the first trial of LED street lights in Australia. That trial has saved us $800,000 a year in energy costs and reduced our carbon emissions by 3,500 tonnes each year.