Baw Baw Shire Council

Energy Efficient Street Lighting

Over the next two years Baw Baw Shire Council will be undertaking a trial of energy efficient street lighting. The trial will take place in the Burke Street Park section of the Linear Park Trail in Warragul.

Council will be trialling energy efficient lighting such as CFL, T5 and LED and comparing them with the current 80 Watt Mercury Vapour lights. At the moment 70 per cent of the 3,740 street lights in Baw Baw Shire are 80 Watt Mercury Vapour. Based on the trials, these will be replaced with more efficient alternatives.

  • Green, Blue, Pink – LED Street Lights
  • Orange – 32 watt Compact Fluorescent
  • Red – 80 watt Mercury Vapour
  • Yellow - 2×14 watt T5 Fluorescent


Citelum as a global leader of public lighting understands the necessary steps for councils to achieve their sustainability goals. This particular partnership with Baw Baw Shire Council aims to combine all the available public lighting technologies in one location using the global expertise of Citelum.

Early in 2013, Citelum will be deploying smart controls onto the site.

Stakeholder Consultation 

Baw Baw Shire Council are placing stakeholder consultation at a high level of priority and rather than assuming the public are happy because the council is reducing energy, the council is gauging what the public think about the safety aspects of street lighting, the aesthetics and what light fitting appears less intrusive at night.


Part of the trial is a series of educational workshops with the council starting off with the basics of lighting, why we light and the technologies currently available.

Think Global Act Local 

Baw Baw Shire Council is actually bringing the actions of thinking globally and acting locally. Within this trial they are assessing best available technology using Citelum’s experience into a regional Victorian context. We manage large mega-cities and shire councils and we respect and apply our proven methodology to each project.

Warragul, Baw Baw Shire Council, Regional Victoria 

  • 25 lighting points
  • 13,000 Inhabitants
  • LED, T5, CFL, Smart Controls
  • Contract term – 2 years
  • Education
  • Stakeholder Interaction