Climate Summit for Local Government

Sept 6-8, 2023 | Melbourne
We’ve been crunching the numbers to see which councils are making big strides on their climate change commitments.

Every year, we roll out a Reporting and Feedback Survey to our member councils to gain insights and help inform the future of the program. As part of this we receive an update on their Cities Power Partnership pledges.

We are thrilled to see that 50 councils have completed pledges in the last 12 months. The three most common pledges completed were:

  1. Install renewable energy (solar PV and battery storage) on council buildings
  2. Set city-level renewable energy or emissions reduction targets
  3. Power council operations by renewable energy, and set targets to increase the level of renewable power for council operations over time.

For some background, when a council joins the Cities Power Partnership, they have 6 months to select 5 pledges within the categories of renewable energy, efficiency, transport and working in partnership.

Please join us in congratulating these councils on completing a pledge (or more!) in the last 12 months. Give your own council some love by sharing this article with them and celebrating their action on climate change.


Did your council make the list?


Lane Cove Council
Alexandrina Council
Byron Shire Council
City of Cockburn
City of Sydney
Moreland City Council
Penrith City Council
Greater Dandenong
Baw Baw Shire Council
Northern Beaches Council
City of Randwick
Wagga Wagga City Council
Moreland City Council
Melbourne City Council
City of Onkaparinga
Campbelltown City Council
City of Kwinana
Cumberland City Council
Warrnambool City Council
Town of Bassendean
City of Melville
Lismore City Council
City of Monash
Bundaberg Regional Council
Singleton Council
City of South Perth
Eurobodalla Shire
Inner West Council
Ku-ring-gai Council
Broken Hill City Council
Camden Council
City of Bayswater
Lake Macquarie City Council
Mount Alexander Shire Council
Hepburn Shire Council
City of Armadale
Brighton Council
Borough of Queenscliffe
Bayside Council
Brighton Council
Greater Shepparton
City of Adelaide
Brimbank City Council
Wellington Shire Council
Noosa Shire Council
City of Parramatta
Clarence Valley Shire Council
Kingston City Council
Greater Shepparton
Wollongong City Council