Shining a light on theatre savings

Audiences and ratepayers alike are set to benefit from a lighting upgrade at the Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre (DRTCC).

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders has announced $56,000 for Dubbo Regional Council to replace the theatre’s inefficient, hard-to-source halogen house lights with LED globes.

“The halogen globes consume a lot of energy, and every time they blow it costs a lot of time and money to replace them,” Mr Saunders said.

“Not only will the new LEDs save the ratepayers money, they’re also a lot better for the environment.

“Now that we can return to the theatre, and visitors are returning to our region, it’s the perfect time to invest in our cultural institutions for the future!”

Dubbo Regional Council contributed $26,400 to the project, which complements its long-term initiative to replace ageing street and sporting field lights with more efficient LEDs.

DRTCC technical director David Brown welcomed the funding.

“It will use a lot less electricity and lower our carbon footprint,” Mr Brown said.

“We won’t need to change them as often which will reduce waste, and we’ll be able to change the colour of the house lights at the drop of a hat.”

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