City of Wagga Wagga

Is a Power Partner
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During my time as a Councillor, I have been a strong advocate for reducing our energy usage and looking to greener options at our Council facilities. I am excited for Wagga Wagga to join the Cities Power Partnership and look forward to the opportunities, information and other advantages that are on offer as part of the program.

Mayor Greg Conkey

Congratulations toWagga City Council in NSW who is a Round 2 member of the Cities Power Partnership!

Details on their sustainability and energy successes, plans and pledges are coming soon.  In the meantime you can check out their work on the City’s Sustainability Unit page.

 

City of Wagga Wagga Action Pledge Coming Soon!

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

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.

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

Encourage sustainable transport use (public transport, walking and cycling) through Council transport planning and design. Substantial savings in transport energy use can be achieved by designing more compact cities with access to high quality public and active transport services and facilities.

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

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

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).

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.

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.

Ensure that the practices of local government contractors and financing such as banking, insurance, and super are aligned with council goals relating to renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable transport. Set appropriate criteria for council procurement.

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