Councils can help build bushfire-smart communities

The Scone Advocate | February 9, 2019   As a firefighter for nearly 50 years, I’ve seen first-hand the devastation bushfire brings to communities. And this month in particular, with fires raging in Tasmania and Victoria and the anniversary of Black Saturday, is a...

Powerful councils partnership awarded for climate collaboration

This article first appeared in the Bega District News on October 19 2018 The Bega Valley Shire Council says it is delighted to be involved in a partnership that has taken out top honours for knowledge sharing at the inaugural Cities Power Partnership National Summit...

Council commits to climate change challenge

This article first appeared in the Coffs Coast Advocate on 17 October 2018 Coffs Harbour City Council has joined forces with other councils across Australia to slash greenhouse gas pollution and tackle worsening climate change, as the latest council to join the Cities...

Climate change summit in Kiama a hot topic

Some of the world’s best minds working to tackle climate change will arrive in Kiama for the inaugural Cities Power Partnership National Summit, on October 18-19.

Randwick, Bayside councils sign up for solar

RANDWICK and Bayside councils will benefit from a new deal with Origin to receive solar power. They along with 18 other councils in the Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils have signed up to a power purchase agreement with Origin, sourcing 39,000 MWh of...

A Green City: Ballarat

City of Ballarat has reaffirmed its commitment to building Ballarat’s profile as a green city. The Climate Council today announced Ballarat has joined the Cities Power Partnership, the largest local government climate change program in Australia.

Shire of Northam commits to tackle climate change

The Shire of Northam has joined forces with other councils across Australia to slash greenhouse gas pollution and tackle worsening climate change as the latest council to join the Cities Power Partnership.   The Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership program...

Local governments lead climate change charge

This article originally appeared in The Advocate on 9 October 2018. Hepburn Shire Council has reaffirmed its commitment to climate change action. The Climate Council today announced Hepburn Shire has joined the Cities Power Partnership, the largest local government...

Newcastle says Summerhill solar farm will save it millions

WHEN Newcastle City Council announced its Summerhill solar array, I initially wondered whether it was core business for a council to operate a power station, whether it was solar or not. I knew that household solar panels were financially viable, meaning that larger...

Opinion: Funding shows faith in city’s smart vision

Newcastle City Council’s smart city strategy has taken another step forward with $5million in federal funding to help deploy digital technology to make life easier in our rapidly growing city.   Friday’s announcement by the Assistant Minister for Cities,...

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