MENTION light-emitting diode (LED) lighting to Blacktown councillor Jacqueline Donaldson and she shines.
The Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) treasurer is excited that parts of Blacktown will soon be installed with low-emission LED lights.
WSROC has secured funding for its Light Years Ahead - The Western Sydney Street-Lighting program which had been approved by the previous federal government.
The government will contribute $5.3 million with a co-contribution of $2.6 million by western Sydney councils.
The project will replace 13,300 high-emission mercury vapour street lights across 10 western Sydney councils with low-emission LED lights.
It's estimated the project will reduce CO2 emissions by 69,000 tonnes.
Locations are yet to be decided but Cr Donaldson hopes ward five will be included.
"When you drive through parts of Willmot and Shalvey at night, it's very dark because there are only lights on one side of the road."