Bayside City Council

Is a Power Partner
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30% target

renewable energy by 2030

45kW

installed on Council buildings

“The Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership is a great initiative together progressive Councils that are working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change.It gives us an opportunity to share our knowledge and experiences with other Councils as we work towards increasing our use of renewable energy sources.”

Mayor Bill Saravinovski

What council has achieved in the past in energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport or broader sustainability

Bayside Council is committed to improving its energy efficiency and broader sustainability as well as supporting the community to achieve gains in these areas. As an active participant in the Southern Sydney Regional organisation of Councils Renewable Energy Master Plan. Bayside Council has committed to achieve a renewable energy target of 30% of Council’s and the communities energy use coming from renewable sources by 2030.

Council is involved in several projects to improve sustainability including;

What council hopes to achieve in the future in energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable
transport or broader sustainability

Besides several programs to increase our solar installations, improve street lighting and fleet efficiency in 2018 and beyond, Bayside Council is looking at ways to expand our bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure and connect our communities to key open space, residential, education, commercial and employment destinations.  Providing access to open and green space is a priority for Bayside Council, and we hope to expand on this by greening our streets with native tree and shrub planting programs and with innovative water management options such as raingardens to shape the landscape our streets and develop an eco-sensitive character to our emerging precincts.

What council hopes to gain from being a member of the Cities Power Partnership
Council hopes to learn from other councils as well as share our own knowledge on making a real difference to climate change through working with the local community.

Resources

Bayside City Council Action Pledge Coming Soon!

In the meantime, check out some pledges that councils can choose from:

Get city-level renewable energy or emissions reduction targets and sustainable energy policies to provide a common goal and shared expectations for local residents and businesses.

Install renewable energy (solar PV and battery storage) on council buildings for example childcare facilities, libraries, street lighting, recreation centres, sporting grounds, and council offices.

Promote knowledge sharing and strengthen the local community’s capacity and skills in renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable transport.

Support community facilities accessing renewable energy through incentives, support or grants.

Electrify public transport systems (for example buses operated by council) and fleet vehicles and power these by 100% renewable energy.

Ensure Council fleet purchases meet strict greenhouse gas emissions requirements and support the uptake of electric vehicles.

Power council operations by renewables, directly (with solar PV or wind), or by purchasing Greenpower (from electricity retailers). Set targets to increase the level of renewable power for council operations over time.

Adopt best practice energy efficiency measures across all council buildings, and support community facilities to adopt these measures.

Use strategic and statutory planning processes to promote renewable energy both at the residential, commercial and larger scale.

Implement an education and behavior change program to influence the behavior of council officers, local residents and businesses within the municipality to drive the shift to renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable transport.

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