Liberals Pledge $20 Million to Fund LED Lighting Renewal Program | November 24, 2022 | Tech Rasta

November 24, 2022 | Tennis-Victoria

Tennis Victoria’s goal is to create safe, inclusive and thriving Victorian tennis communities, enabling more people to play more often.

Environmental sustainability is a key pillar of Tennis Victoria’s 2024 strategy, which has a strong focus on the need to reduce carbon emissions.

The Victorian government aims to reduce state emissions by 45-50% by 2030; towards net zero emissions by 2050.

As part of the government’s Energy Pledge, 50% of Victoria’s electricity will come from renewable sources by 2030.

In this very important election year for Victorians, Tennis Victoria has taken a bipartisan approach to deliver our green light on Victorian tennis strategy.

Australia will experience continued changes to its climate, with projections of continued increases in air temperatures and extreme heat.

Increasing instances of these hot days will put professional and community tennis players, as well as spectators, at increased risk of heat-related illnesses.

Daytime events in the summer will increasingly have to be moved to the evening, which will lead to an increased demand for sports lighting.

Most local tennis clubs use outdated, emission-intensive court lighting, and very few have adopted solar or battery-powered infrastructure.

For nearly 80% of tennis clubs, energy represents a major burden for the future.

Therefore, Tennis Victoria has requested government support to facilitate the upgrade of the existing 1400 non-LED courts to LED lighting. This is a $20 million investment and we are pleased that the Liberal Party, led by Matthew Guy, has pledged support if elected on Saturday, November 26.

We have had positive conversations with the Labor Party in the hope that they will also support this important initiative for Victorian tennis and environmental sustainability in the future.

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