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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 6 Hansard (10 May) . . Page.. 2507..


(f) $0.030m (g) $0.010m (h) CNP salaries $2.508m Initiative - Woodland Restoration $0.250m Initiative - Jerrabomberra Wetlands Revegetation $0.060m Initiative - Jerrabomberra Wetlands Asbestos $0.175m Initiative - Molonglo River Park $0.210m Repairs and maintenance to infrastructure $0.210m Fleet, tools, equipment, consumables and misc $0.488m Capital Works - Care for Nature Reserves $0.375m Capital Works - Mulligans Flat Dam $0.200m Capital Works - Restoration & Interpretive Signs $0.150m

Environment—energy efficient street lighting (Question No 2196)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 29 March 2012:

(1) With respect to energy efficient lighting along streets and paths, what energy efficient lighting will be used throughout the new suburbs in Molonglo and what (a) is the cost of this lighting and (b) energy savings are calculated from the use of these lights.

(2) Does the Territory and Municipal Services Directorate intend to replace inefficient lighting in Canberra before the current globes fail or only as they fail.

(3) What is the expected timescale for replacing all street lighting in Canberra with energy-efficient globes and what will be the annual cost of this program.

(4) What annual savings in energy costs and greenhouse gas reductions will the planned replacement program yield.

(5) What has been the financial expenditure on energy efficient street lighting since 2007 and what energy savings have these upgrades already resulted in.

(6) Are there plans to install extra lighting along bike paths and in public open spaces; if so, which installations have been prioritised.

(7) Does the ACT have any corresponding guidelines to those of the Moonee Valley City Council policy regarding where lighting is required in open spaces, and for what part of the night the lighting should be switched on which can be found at http://mvcc.vic.gov.au/about-the-council/environment/~/media/FC7A120B64AD49948F02F50A012B3215.ashx.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The suburban street lights used in Molonglo Valley are energy efficient 42 watt compact fluorescent street lights. The estimated cost to install a residential light is approximately $6000.


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