Hornsby Shire Council

Is a Power Partner
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30% reduction target

by 2019/20 based on 1995/96 levels

192kW

Solar PV installed on Council buildings

15kW

Wind turbine installed

By working together councils will have a better chance of identifying strategies that will help us all reduce energy consumption

Mayor Philip Ruddock

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

Council has a strong history of energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability initiatives for both our own corporate assets and working with the broader community. Actions undertaken in the past include:

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

In Council’s Community Strategic Plan 2013-2023, considerations for our future include improving Council’s resource consumption and assisting our community to improve resilience to climate related vulnerability. In particular we are looking at sustainable energy use and increasing the number of community members participating in Council’s sustainability initiatives.

Council also has a carbon emission reduction target of 30% below 1995/96 levels by 2019/20.

What council hopes to gain from being a member of the Cities Power Partnership

Hornsby Shire Council has joined the Cities Power Partnership seeking mentoring and partnerships, access to the CCP knowledge hub, webinars and visits from climate council experts. The Cities Power Partnership Program will support our collaboration with other councils and provide access to reliable and current information and experiences specific to local councils and our communities.

Hornsby Shire Council 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.

Set minimum energy efficiency benchmarks for all planning applications.

Providing for adequate cycle lanes (both space and connectivity) in road design and supporting cyclists through providing parking, and end-of-ride facilities (covered, secure bike storage, showers, bicycle maintenance and incentives).

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.

Consider disincentives for driving high emitting vehicles such as congestion pricing, or a tiered payment system for residential car parking permits where high emitting vehicles pay more.

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

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

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.

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).

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

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