Albury open to LED street light switch

CHANGE: Local government bodies in NSW are calling on the state government to subsidise switching to LED street lights in next week's state budget.
CHANGE: Local government bodies in NSW are calling on the state government to subsidise switching to LED street lights in next week's state budget.

LOCAL Government NSW has called on the state government to invest money from the sale of power poles and wires into LED streetlights.

Their proposal is for a $50 million fund to be created which would allow local councils to minimise the cost of switching to the newer technology.

Albury mayor Kevin Mack said council had conducted feasability studies into changing to LEDs, and suggested the proposal would have support from the council.

“Changing the lights would mean significant savings for Albury,” he said.

“The environmental benefits make it a win-win.”

Wodonga changed 2514 of its 4800 streetlights to LEDs in 2016, which cost the council $1 million.