Kingston mayor on light duties

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Turn the light on: Kingston mayor Cr Steve Staikos installing new LED lights. Picture: Gary Sissons

KINGSTON Council has replaced over 7,500 street lights with LED globes, in a move they say will cut greenhouse gas, reduce the burden of rising electricity bills, and drastically reduce the municipality’s impact on the environment.

Kingston Mayor Steve Staikos says the $2.9 million project will “reduce the money spent on energy bills for lighting the city.”

“Council will be able to redirect savings to other important projects to improve services for our residents,” he said.

Council says the new lights will save 55,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions over 20 years, the equivalent of removing over 600 cars from the road each year, and reduce light pollution and glare.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 10 October 2018

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