Is a Power Partner
Action is needed at the global, national and local level to tackle the challenges of climate change. Alexandrina Council has joined the Cities Power Partnership because we are committed to playing our part but we also have a lot to learn. We look forward to being inspired by the clean energy successes of our Cities Power Partners.Mayor Keith Parkes
Partnership Action Pledge
Our power partners are committed to switching to non-polluting energy and reducing emissions in their communities.
Power Partners have six months to choose their five pledges. Check back soon to see which exciting pledges Alexandrina Council chooses.
What council has achieved in the past in energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport or broader sustainability
Our 2014-2023 Community Strategic Plan commits Alexandrina Council to adopting a progressive approach to climate change and “climate-ready communities” is one of six key priorities identified as being of prominent interest to our community.
We have installed solar panels on key Council facilities including our works depot and aquatic centre, incorporated electric vehicles into our fleet and constructed a number of public charging stations across the district which form part of an electric highway between Adelaide and Kangaroo Island.
We are an active member of the Resilient Hills & Coasts region of councils and have been working together since 2013 on climate change adaptation planning and projects.
What council hopes to achieve in the future in energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport or broader sustainability
We began measuring our corporate emissions in 2012 and are now working toward adoption of an emissions-reduction target which will drive further energy efficiency upgrades and the uptake of renewable energy on council facilities.
In partnership with other Resilient Hills & Coasts councils, we are exploring how council-supported community energy projects might help facilitate community access to energy that is affordable, reliable, good for the environment and good for the local economy.
What council hopes to gain from being a member of the Cities Power Partnership
Tackling climate change is a priority for our council and our community. Alexandrina Council welcomes the opportunity to join with, and learn from, leading Australian councils who are forging the path toward a clean energy future.