Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP is today putting out the call for local tradies to install smart LED lights at five local public schools across the Kiama electorate, with the announcement of the third tranche of schools to benefit from the NSW Government’s LED Lighting Upgrade Program.
The five local public schools in the Kiama electorate set to benefit include:
Mr Ward welcomed the news and said that these five local schools across the Kiama electorate will have old inefficient lights replaced with smart LED lights, benefiting the eyes and minds of students and the power bills for these local schools.
“This is exciting news for our local schools and I would encourage local tradies to explore the opportunities to install these new LED lights,” he said.
“This initiative was launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is targeted at replacing old inefficient lights in NSW public schools with smart LED lights.
“The lights can be tuned to mimic natural light which can help students’ education by improving their attentiveness and comprehension.
“I am pleased to see that the NSW Government is committed to improving the learning spaces for students as well as supporting our local communities and public schools across the Kiama electorate,” Mr Ward said.
“The lighting upgrade is a great way for the schools to improve teaching spaces, reduce their power and maintenance bills but is also a fantastic way to stimulate local economic growth.
“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 NSW Department of Education to bid for work at public schools in their local communities,” Mr Ward concluded.