Media Releases

December 2016


COAG Energy Council meeting coincides with release of report aiming to save millions in street lighting bills with LED rollout

14 December 2016

As the COAG Energy Council prepares to put the country’s energy security under the microscope, a ground-breaking report showing how Australia can slash $100 million each year from its street lighting costs has been launched.

The Street Lighting and Smart Controls (SLSC) Programme Roadmap makes 15 recommendations to fast-track a large-scale upgrade to LED street lighting. 

The SLSC Programme is an initiative of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA), a not-for-profit association dedicated to improving public infrastructure for communities across Australia and New Zealand.

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LED street lighting roll-out would halve energy use and save Australian councils $100 million each year: IPWEA Roadmap

14 December 2016

The street lighting, smart control and energy industries have united for the release of a major report on the future of Australia’s street lighting that demonstrates the massive economic, environmental and public safety benefits of switching to LED lighting.

An initiative of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA), the Street Lighting and Smart Controls (SLSC) Programme Roadmap makes 15 recommendations to fast-track Australia’s changeover to LED street lighting.

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May 2016


Street Lighting Industry Unites

24 May 2016

In a move that has the Australian Government’s support, the multiple sectors that make up the street lighting and smart controls industry in Australia have formally committed today (24.05.2016) to work collaboratively through the initiative of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia’s (IPWEA) new “SLSC Programme.”


IPWEA NZ accepts Climate Minister's challenge

02 May 2016

IPWEA NZ President, Peter Higgs, has accepted the invitation and challenge from Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett, who recently signed New Zealand's commitments to the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

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