Place

Halls Creek, Kununurra, Lake Argyle, Warmun and Wyndham

Investment

$1.6 million

Key Dates :

Completion by June 2021

Benefits :

  • Improved visibility for road users and pedestrians
  • Fewer outages and less maintenance
  • Lower streetlight tariff costs
  • Environmentally friendly

Project overview

This project is based on feedback raised by local shires on behalf of their communities. It is the very definition of a ‘lightbulb moment’, a great idea with significant flow on benefits. Replacing streetlight poles and installing smart LED streetlights in Halls Creek, Kununurra, Warmun and Wyndham will improve visibility and safety, reduce energy bills and maintenance costs, and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

    What's happening now

    Kununurra installations

    We’re back at it, replacing the old with the new!

    Our Horizon Power crews will be upgrading streetlights across Kununurra from Monday, 3 May until Thursday, 27 May.

    There’ll be traffic control in place between 8.00 pm and 1.00 am on the following dates and streets:

    • 3–6 May: Victoria Hwy & Messmate Way
    • 10–13 May: Coolibah Drive
    • 17–20 May: Konkerberry Drive
    • 24–25 May: Riverfig Avenue
    • 25–27 May: Weaber Plain Road

    What's happening now

    1400+ smart LED lights

    Our East Kimberley smart LED streetlight installations are well under way in Kununurra, Lake Argyle and Halls Creek.

    More than 1400 energy-efficient lights will be rolled out across Halls Creek, Kununurra, Lake Argyle, Warmun and Wyndham, reducing the Shires’ electricity costs and the region’s greenhouse gas emissions.

     

    What's happening now

    Improving visibility and liveability

    The smart LED lights will improve street illumination, increasing the amenity of the towns and reducing night time traffic incidents.

    What does this mean for my community?

    Safer Roads for All
    Will improve visibility and reduce headlight glare to increase safety for drivers and pedestrians
    Energy Savings
    Smart LED lights use 30 times less energy than incandescent lights
    Fewer outages
    Lasting up to 50, 000 hours, smart LED lighting reduces maintenance costs
    Environmentally Friendly
    Smart LED lights reduce greenhouse gas emissions