Bundaberg

Is a Power Partner
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200 kW

battery system planned

100 kW

solar system to be installed

90,000

trees planted

Bundaberg Regional Council is pleased to join a select group of councils who are determined to demonstrate their leadership and provide direction for an environmentally conscious and resilient future – for this generation and future generations to come.

Cr Jack Dempsey

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

Bundaberg Regional Council adopted its Clean Energy Bundaberg Strategy (2014) as a means to promote clean energy opportunities and transition away from non-renewable energy sources. This strategy has set forth the goals and vision for a self-sustaining region with energy and resource management as a top priority. Under this strategy, a number of initiative across the entire organisation have been accomplished and include the following:

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

Bundaberg Regional Council is looking to build upon its strong foundation of renewable energy and broader sustainability across a wide variety of initiatives. Future work includes continued installation of solar systems across Council assets (including a 450 kW system on a newly commissioned wastewater treatment plant); installation of electric vehicle charging stations as part of the Queensland Electric Super Highway; and collaboration with a leading biofuels company to prepare a feasibility study for a Biofutures Park.

Why council joined the Cities Power Partnership 

Bundaberg Regional Council is committed to providing leadership and direction for an environmentally conscious and resilient future. In addition, Council looks forward to sharing information and learning from other like-minded Councils that place a heighted importance on delivering positive environmental outcomes.

Mayor Jack Dempsey

Media Coverage

Shining bright for solar Bundaberg News Mail.
http://citiespowerpartnership.org.au/2017/09/12/shining-bright-solar/

Bundy council commits to  climate change fight. Bundaberg News Mail.
http://citiespowerpartnership.org.au/2017/07/19/bundy-council-co…ate-change-fight/

Next stop, solar capital of Australia? Warwick Daily News June 16, 2017. http://citiespowerpartnership.org.au/2017/06/14/next-stop-solar-capital-australia/

Media Coverage

Bundaberg Action Pledge Coming Soon!

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

Support community energy projects (with location and planning support) so that residents (such as renters) can band together and invest in community renewable energy projects.

Provide council resources to educate and support the uptake of renewable energy, such as by hiring an internal renewable energy support officer or establishing an independent body (such as the Moreland and Yarra Energy Foundations).

Ensure that new developments are designed to maximize public and active transport use, and are designed to support electric vehicle uptake.

Opening up unused council managed land for renewable energy, for example land fills, and road reserves.

Public lighting can use a large proportion of a city’s energy budget - roll out energy efficient lighting (particularly street lighting) across the municipality.

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

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

Provide incentives (for example rate reductions) for best practice developments such as streamlined planning processes, and support for retrofitting energy efficiency measures for existing buildings.

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.

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

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