Current projects:

Street lighting (Light Years Ahead)

Since 2014, WSROC has been working closely with councils and Endeavor Energy to replace inefficient street lights to the latest energy-saving LED lights. 

The street light replacement score card:

  • 51,000 lights changed to LEDs across Western Sydney
  • $9.5 million in energy savings to date;
  • 126,538 tonne reduction in emissions (over 20-year life of the lights);
  • WSROC advocacy to Endeavour Energy, the Australian Energy Regulator and the NSW Government has::
    • resulted in reduced maintenance cost for LED street lights in the new regulatory period.
    • Contributed to the public lighting code review which led to a new and mandatory code including minimum service levels for street lighting.
    • informed the NSW Government’s $12 million LED streetlight replacement scheme

Light Years Ahead is a 2017 Green Globe Awards winner.

ESD standards

This project establishes Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) standards for council assets. The project assists councils to improve their sustainability performance whilst delivering reduced lifetime costs by delivering:

  • Background paper on ESD policy and tools: Examines available ESD standards and associated requirements and specifications for council buildings
  • Draft ESD policy for council buildings: To guide organisational practices to manage the social, environmental, and financial aspects of council buildings
  • Equipment replacement specifications: Development of equipment replacement specifications, to meet councils' sustainability objectives by minimising energy and water consumption and installing equipment that is durable and of high quality.


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Media coverage highlights

Light Years Ahead Wins NSW Environment and Heritage Green Globe Awards (Hawkesbury Gazette)

Women LED-ing the Way for energy efficiency (1 Million Women)

WSROC launches $7.8m project to replace over 10% of Sydney’s street lights with LEDs (Lighting News)

'Green' light bulb moment for councils installing LED street lights (Sydney Morning Herald)

LEDs to light up Western Sydney streets (Sustainability Matters)