Mildura Weekly : Friday March 13 2015 Vol 9 No 18
12 NEWS MILDURA WEEKLY FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2015 THE Mildura Christie Centre’s Aroundagain initiative is one of the major beneficiaries of Mildura Rural City Council’s ‘Lighting the Re- gions’ street light changeover pro- ject, becoming a vital partner in the initiative. The Lighting the Regions proj- ect officially got underway in Sun- raysia last month, a joint venture between 16 local governments across north, west and central Vic- toria. The partnership will replace up to 23,000 mercury vapour-style street lights with more energy-effi- cient Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), helping to reduce energy consump- tion and save up to 180,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases. More than 4000 lights are set to be changed in the Mildura Rural City Council area alone – the second largest of the 16 Councils taking part – with each used street lamp to be recycled by Aroundagain. For the past several weeks a dedi- cated team of workers has spent time dismantling the old lights, with every screw, bolt, light globe and spare part shipped off to Adelaide for recycling. “It’s a fairly involved process,” Aroundagain support worker Sue Elliott said. “We currently have 10 employees – split into two teams – engaged in the project twice a week, and it’s proving a fantastic micro-busi- ness for Aroundagain. • Continued Page 14 Aroundagain reaps the benefits of Lighting the Regions project • I SEE THE LIGHT: Aroundagain employees have been kept busy recycling an influx of decommissioned street lights as part of the Lighting the Regions project, LEFT and BELOW. • WORKING GLASS MAN: Aroundagain’s Luke Hudson helps dismantle this street light for recycling purposes, BELOW. firstname.lastname@example.org By Vinnie Rodi FRIDAY People 9am Till 12.30PM Langtree Mall, Mildura EMBROIDERY PLUS LOADS MORE For further Details Contact MADEC 5023 7233 www.madec.edu.au PUBLIC SPEAKING Saturday 14 March .........................................
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