The Partnership Action Pledges
Members select 5 key actions from dozens of partnership pledges.
- Develop supportive planning laws to encourage residents and industry to adopt renewable energy.
- Use council resources to support the uptake of renewable energy
- Install renewable energy (solar PV and battery storage) on council buildings.
- Support community facilities to access renewable energy through incentives, support or grants.
- Power council operations by renewable energy, and set targets to increase the level of renewable power for council operations over time.
- Provide incentives and/or remove barriers to encourage local businesses to take up solar power and battery storage.
- Support local community renewable energy projects, and encourage investment in community energy.
- Opening up unused council managed land for renewable energy.
- Facilitate large energy users collectively tendering and purchasing renewable energy at a low cost.
- Set minimum renewable energy benchmarks for new developments.
- Electrify public transport systems and fleet vehicles and power these by 100% renewable energy.
- Lobby electricity providers and state government to address barriers to local renewable energy uptake.
- Identify opportunites to turn organic waste into electricity.
- Implement landfill gas methane flaring or capture for electricity generation.
- Create a revolving green energy fund to finance renewable energy projects.
- Set minimum energy efficiency benchmarks for all planning applications.
- Adopt best practice energy efficiency measures across all council buildings, and support community facilities to adopt these measures.
- Roll out energy efficient lighting across the municipality.
- Provide incentives for energy efficient developments and upgrades to existing buildings.
- Incentivise use of energy efficient heating and cooling technologies.
- Create a green revolving energy fund to finance energy efficiency projects.
- Ensure Council fleet purchases meet strict greenhouse gas emissions requirements and support the uptake of electric vehicles.
- Provide fast-charging infrastructure throughout the city at key locations for electric vehicles.
- Encourage sustainable transport use such as public transport, walking and cycling through council transport planning and design.
- Ensure that new developments are designed to maximize public and active transport use, and support electric vehicle uptake.
- Support cycling through provision of adequate cycle lanes, bike parking and end-of-ride facilities.
- Reduce or remove minimum car parking requirements for new housing and commercial developments where suitable public transport alternatives exist.
- Lobby state and federal governments to increase sustainable transport options
- Create disincentives for driving high emitting vehicles.
- Convert council waste collection fleet to hydrogen or electric power.
Work Together and Influence
- Set city-level renewable energy or emissions reduction targets.
- Lobby state and federal government to address barriers to the take up of renewable energy, energy efficiency and/or sustainable transport.
- Set up meetings and attend events to work with other cities on tackling climate change.
- Develop education and behaviour-change programs to support local residents and businesses to tackle climate change through clean energy, energy efficiency and sustainable transport.
- Lobby for state and federal support for a just transition away from coal-driven industry for local workers and the community.
- Develop procurement policy to ensure that the practices of contractors and financers align with council’s renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable transport goals.
- Support the local community to develop capacity and skills to tackle climate change.
- Support local community energy groups with their community energy initiatives.
- Achieve 100% divestment from fossil fuel aligned investments at the earliest possible date.
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