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The City of Holdfast Bay, in conjunction with SA Power Networks (SAPN - previously ETSA Utilities) continues to improve the street lighting across our city. We are responsible for all street lighting on local roads and share responsibility for lighting on the main road network (arterial roads) with Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure (DPTI).

The City of Holdfast Bay, in partnership with SA Power Networks and their subsidiary company Enerven is delivering the bulk lamp replacement of street lights across the City. Over 2,500 of Councils old and inefficient street lights will be replaced with new LED lighting. The roll out will be completed by end of December 2018 with an anticipated budget of over $1m. The initiative is expected to cut Council street light energy and maintenance costs by up 75 per cent, saving ratepayers almost $4.5 million over the project’s 20-year span.

Switching to LED lighting will save ratepayers’ money, help protect the environment and will improve visibility on roads and footpaths. During the roll out Council will also be considering how best to respond to community requests for lighting as well as tackling lighting needs in priority areas around the City. Street lighting is also the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions by local government in Australia and this project will see carbon emissions reduced by more than 517 tonnes of greenhouse gases a year.

City of Holdfast Bay, Charles Sturt, Marion and Mitcham and Councils have also joined forces to become the first local government consortium in Australia to benefit from the creation and sale of Australian Carbon Credits from LED street lighting. Replacing the old and inefficient street lights will result in Council generating and selling over $4,000 worth of carbon credits each year.