City of Wagga Wagga

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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:

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.

Set up meetings and attend events, such as the Community Energy Congress or Cities Power Partnership Summit, where like-minded cities can address common concerns and learn from others’ experience.

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

Set minimum energy efficiency benchmarks for all planning applications.

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

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.

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

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.

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 approvals processes (such as removing planning and heritage barriers to solar PV).

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

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