Climate Summit for Local Government

Sept 6-8, 2023 | Melbourne



2018 Climate Awards

18 Oct 2018
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Kiama, NSW
The inaugural Cities Power Partnership member awards were held as part of the Cities Power Partnership Summit in Kiama NSW on October 18, 2018.

The awards recognised outstanding initiatives undertaken by councils to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and/or increase community capacity and focussed on how councils are demonstrating climate mitigation action across the listed 37 action pledge items under the Cities Power Partnership.


Winners and Shortlisted Finalists 

Renewable Energy Achievement Award winner

  • Solar my School  – 3 Council Program Randwick, Waverley & Woollahra Councils (NSW)

From left: Kirsty Gowlands GM Project Delivery ARENA, Peter Maganov Sustainability Manager Randwick City Council, Clr Lindsay Shurrey & Clr Carlos Da Rocha – Randwick City Council, Sam Kelley Sustainability Projects & Reporting Officer Randwick City Council & Anthony Weinberg, 3 Council Regional Environment Program

Shortlisted Finalists

  • Sunshine Coast Solar Farm – Sunshine Coast Council (QLD)
  • Solar Powered Water & Sewage Treatment & Water Recycling plants – Parkes Shire Council (NSW)
  • Summerhill solar farm on former landfill site – The City of Newcastle (NSW)


Energy Efficiency Achievement Award Winner

  • Newcastle Museum Energy upgrade – The City of Newcastle  (NSW)

Victoria Adams, Director Corporate & Project Finance, CEFC presents award to Adam Clarke, Program Co-ordinator Corporate & Community Planning, City of Newcastle

Shortlisted finalists

  • Lighting the Way, Southern Highlands Street Lighting Upgrade – Wingecarribee Shire Council (NSW)
  • Emissions Reduction Plan -Eurobodalla Shire Council (NSW)
  • Willoughby Leisure & Aquatic centre water filtration media upgrade – Willoughby City Council (NSW)


Sustainable Transport Achievement Award Winner

  • Transition to Zero Emissions Vehicles Action Plan 2018-21 & implementation- ACT Government (ACT).

Fr left: ACT Government Policy Officer Dr David Alexander, Minister Rattenbury, Senior Policy Officer Climate Change Anna McGuire & Media Advisor Lisa Wills 

Shortlisted finalists

  • Brisbane Active Transport Strategy 2012-2026 & implementation – Brisbane City Council (QLD)
  • Smart Moves Newcastle Initiative  – The City of Newcastle (NSW)



Community Engagement Achievement Award Winner

  • Council owned & community funded floating solar farm – Lismore City Council (NSW) 

Award accepted by Deputy Mayor Clr Elly Bird

Shortlisted finalists

  • Our Energy Future program – Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils c/o Canterbury Bankstown Council (NSW)
  •  Sustainable Dandenong website – City of Greater Dandenong (VIC)


Knowledge Sharing Award Winner

  • South East NSW Councils buddy group (NSW) – Shoalhaven Council, Kiama Municipal Council, Eurobodalla Council, Bega Valley Shire Council, Wingecarribee Shire Council

From left: Professor Karen Hussey, Climate Council, Paul Czuslowski Manager Environment & Health, Kiama Municipal Council, Mark Shorter Sustainability Coordinator, Eurobodalla Shire Council, Therese Smart, Environment & Health Systems Co-ordinator, Wingecarribee Shire Council, Daniel Murphy, Manager Economic Development, Bega Valley Shire Council & Darren O’Connell, Energy Management Co-ordinator, Shoalhaven City Council


CPP Ambassador

  • Clr Ken Keith, Mayor, Parkes Shire Council (NSW)

Mayor R. Rex Parris, Lancaster California presents the CPP Ambassador Award to Mayor Ken Keith, Parkes Shire Council

Shortlisted finalists

  • Clr Julia Leu, Mayor, Douglas Shire (QLD)
  • Adam Clarke, Program Co-ordinator – Corporate & Community Planning, The City of Newcastle (NSW)