Muswellbrook Shire

Is a Power Partner
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We believe the Cities Power Partnership Program will support our collaboration with neighbouring councils and provide access to reliable and current information and experiences specific to our Council and community

Deputy Mayor and Spokesperson for Sustainability Rod Scholes

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

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

What Council hopes to gain from being a member of the Cities Power Partnership  Program:

Media Coverage

Sep 6, 2017: The Newcastle Herald: Muswellbrook’s Liddell power station closure is the lightning rod for a looming energy crisis

Sep 14, 2017: ABC 7:30 Report What happens to Muswellbrook if the Liddell Power Plant closes?  Interview with Mayor Martin Rush

Muswellbrook Shire Partnership Action Pledge

Our power partners are commited to switching to non-polluting energy and reducing emissions in their communities.

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

Facilitate large energy users collectively tendering and purchasing renewable energy at a low cost.

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

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.

Encourage local businesses and residents to take up solar PV, battery storage and solar hot water heating. This can be done through providing incentives (such as solar bulk buy schemes or flexible payment options) or streamlining approval processes (such as removing planning and heritage barriers to

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