This project will identify and implement energy efficiency measures in facilities that deliver community access and employment opportunities for people with a range of disabilities. Thereby demonstrating the organisational savings and educational opportunities delivered, and promoting this as a model for the wider disability sector.
The Shire of Laverton received Australian Government funding to install LED street lighting in the Shires of Laverton, Dundas and Menzies in Western Australia. These Shires are part of the Goldfields Esperance Region. The Region comprises of nine local government areas, has a landmass of 771,276 square kilometres with a population of 59,000 residents.
This project will demonstrate cost effective energy savings which can be made at different types of council community facilities. The project sites include: Concord Oval, the Five Dock Leisure Centre, the Civic Centre and the Council Depot
Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc. received Australian Government funding to undertake various energy efficiency solutions at the Nunkuwarrin Yunti Aboriginal Health Services, Adelaide, South Australia.
This project seeks to use the most energy efficient technology to provide pool and space heating. It was determined that direct geothermal heating was the most efficient option under a triple bottom line perspective.
East Gippsland Shire Council received Australian Government funding to install air source heat pumps (ASHP), cogeneration, and pool blankets and to replace lighting at the Bairnsdale Aquatic and Recreation Centre (BARC), Bairnsdale, Victoria.
This project has enabled Royal Far West to upgrade the outdated lighting in its Medical Centre. It is aimed to reduce energy consumption and costs, minimise maintenance requirements and eliminate hazardous materials.
The Northern Grampians Shire Council received Government funding to upgrade out-dated and inefficient technologies at the Stawell Leisure Complex. This included the installation of a solar pool hot water system and variable speed drive (VSD). The centres basketball court and cricket pitch were fitted with LED lighting to help reduce energy consumption and save on annual maintenance costs.
Hume City Council received Australian Government funding to make various energy efficiency upgrades in Sunbury, Craigieburn, Broadmeadows and Meadow Heights, Victoria.
8,689 street lights were upgraded to T5 lights. The Broadmeadows Netball Stadium, Broadmeadows Basketball Stadium, Boardman Stadium and Craigieburn Leisure Centre Stadiums upgraded high bay lighting. The Broadmeadows Leisure Centre installed pool blankets and upgraded pool pumps with the installation of variable speed drives. The Buchan St Community Centre installed ceiling and skylight insulation. The Sunbury Aquatic and Leisure Centre upgraded pool pumps with the installation of variable speed drives and upgraded gym high bay lighting.
Greater Shepparton City Council was the lead council awarded Australian Government funding to undertake the Watts Working Better Street Lighitng Energy Efficient Changeover Program. The Program involved changing 12,040 old, inefficient street lights to efficient LED lighting in rural and regional Victorian communities.
Lighting the Regions is Australia's largest regional street lighting upgrade project covering nearly half of regional Victoria including 16 councils and 140,000 households. The project aims to upgrade 22,922 lights to more energy efficient technologies, reducing energy consumption by 6 Gigawatt hours per year and saving regional communities $40 million over 20 years in energy costs.