Wednesday, 03 February 2016 15:15

Light Years Ahead on Australia Day

Leanne Niblock (Parramatta City Council) and Cllr Steven Issa (WSROC and Parramatta City Council) Leanne Niblock (Parramatta City Council) and Cllr Steven Issa (WSROC and Parramatta City Council) Credit: Jay La

The Light Years Ahead event booth travelled to the Australia Day celebrations in Parramatta Park on 26 January.

The project is changing approximately 13,000 mercury vapour street lights to LED street lights across nine Western Sydney Councils. The LED upgrade is accompanied by a community information campaign discussing energy-efficiency in the home. Community events are just one of the ways the project team has been interacting with residents.

Cllr Steven Issa, Parramatta councillor and Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils Senior Vice President, also visited the event stand. Leanne Niblock, one of two project Reference Group Members, joined Cllr Issa to discuss the project’s progress as well as the adjoining Council booths including Liveable Parramatta (opens campaign Facebook) and Cool Parramatta (opens campaign website) teams.

Residents stopped by the event booth and chatted to the Light Years Ahead project staff, Michelle Playford and Nicole Miller. Residents keenly discussed how to save energy in the home and how they have been making changes including LED lighting, blinds and planting for shade, and solar panels. A number of residents enjoyed holding an LED street light.

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Michelle Playford with a resident - they looks at a pink folder while standing inside the event booth

Nicole Miller chats with two residents next to Light Years Ahead event booth

Row of three white event booths at Australia Day with residents gathering at the front

Steven Issa holds model house roof while Nicole Miller points at model house and Michelle Playford looks on - all are inside the event booth

Photo credit: Jay La Photographer

Acknowledgement and disclaimer

This activity received funding from the Australian Government.

The views expressed herein are not necessarily the views of the Commonwealth of Australia, and the Commonwealth does not accept responsibility for any information or advice contained herein.


Related content

Light Years Ahead website (opens external site)

Light Years Ahead project page on WSROC website



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