Waverley Council

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Congratulations to Waverley 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 here:  http://www.waverley.nsw.gov.au/environment/energy_and_climate_change

Waverley Council Action Pledge Coming Soon!

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

For communities reliant on a local coal industry, local government can support the transition away from fossil fuels, by lobbying for state and federal support for a just transition for workers, families and the community and encouraging local economic development and opportunities based on a low carbon economy.

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).

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.

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

Set minimum energy efficiency benchmarks for all planning applications.

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.

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

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.

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