Town of Halton Hills receives Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Funding for Streetlight Replacement Project
August 1, 2017
HALTON HILLS, ON – MP Lloyd Longfield on behalf of the Honourable Minister Navdeep Bains was joined today by Mayor Bonnette and Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington-Halton Hills to recognize funding awarded to the municipality as part of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. The Town of Halton Hills received $78,000 for replacing streetlight infrastructure in the Princess Anne Drive area, including the replacement of high pressure sodium (HPS) to LED (Light Emitting Diode) streetlights to reduce energy use and gas emissions.
“I want to thank the federal government for their investment in green technology,” said Mayor Bonnette. The streetlight replacement project is a collaborative initiative and aligns with Council’s priority of sustainability and the Town’s Community Energy Plan.”
The Princess Anne Drive area is a joint project between Halton Hills Hydro and the Town of Halton Hills. Halton Hills Hydro is currently upgrading their system by replacing transformers to proactively manage aging assets to provide a reliable electrical system. As part of this work, new underground cabling, streetlight poles, pad mounted transformers and LED luminaries will be installed within the surrounding area. It is anticipated that this work will be fully completed by fall 2017.
The Canada 150 Infrastructure funding is making a remarkable impact on our communities. I am pleased to see that the Town of Halton Hills has been able to benefit from the funding to reduce their carbon footprint and make the streetlight replacements needed to bring them in line with the environmental benefits we are striving to achieve across the country.
Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph
I am delighted that the Town of Halton Hills has received the funding necessary to complete this project. The streetlight replacement project demonstrates how green technology can reduce energy consumption, greenhouse gases and costs for the Town
Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington-Halton Hills
The Town’s LED Streetlight Replacement Program is expected to reduce overall energy consumption by approximately 55% to 60%, which in turn, reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program supports the renovation, expansion and improvement of existing community and cultural infrastructure, including projects that support the Government’s priorities to provide a better future for indigenous peoples and promote a clean growth economy.
About the Town of Halton Hills
The Town of Halton Hills, with a population of approximately 60,000, consists of two urban centres, Georgetown and Acton, the Halton Hills Premier Gateway employment area, three hamlets – Glen Williams, Stewarttown and Norval – and several smaller settlements. Halton Hills has long been recognized for its natural beauty, active agricultural community, high quality of life and proximity to major centres, including Brampton, Mississauga and Toronto. The Town is ranked as one of the top small communities in Canada by a national magazine.
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Executive Assistant to Lloyd Longfield