Ulladulla High School, Nowra Hill, Falls Creek, Havenlee and Bomaderry Public are five Shoalhaven Public Schools to benefit from new smart LED lights.
The NSW Government is putting out the call for local tradies to install smart LED lights in NSW public schools with the announcement of the third tranche of schools to benefit from the LED Lighting Upgrade Program, taking the total number of participating schools to more than 800.
The $157.8 million initiative was launched last year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is targeted at replacing old inefficient lights in NSW public schools with smart LED lights.
Member for South Coast, Shelley Hancock MP said the light benefit the eyes and minds of students and the power bills for schools.
"The lights can be tuned to mimic natural light which can help students' education by improving their attentiveness and comprehension," she said.
This program utilises the Local Trade Schemes supporting more than, 1,200 jobs by using local trade's people to do installation work where possible. This will help to stimulate local economies and help communities recover from the impacts of COVID-19.
Local tradies will be able to tender for lighting upgrade opportunities via the Local Trades Scheme, an online platform where small businesses can engage directly with the Department of Education to bid for work at public schools in their local communities.
The LED Lighting Upgrade Program will bring savings on electricity bills and also improve the sustainability of schools and take steps towards the NSW Government's commitment to achieving net zero emissions by 2050.