Climate Summit for Local Government

Sept 6-8, 2023 | Melbourne

Alexandrina Council's climate and sustainability commitments

Alexandrina Council is part of the Cities Power Partnership, Australia's largest network of councils leading the way to a sustainable future

  • Traditional Owners Ngarrindjeri People
  • Member since 2018
  • Population 28,510

Our journey

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.


Council has committed to the following Cities Power Partnership pledges:

Energy Efficiency
Roll out energy efficient lighting across the municipality.

In the news

Media Release

Mayors commit to clean, local jobs

20 Oct 2020
Over forty mayors and councillors have released a joint statement committing to economic recovery solutions that create jobs and tackle climate change.

Australia’s Top Solar Suburbs

22 Nov 2018
Every year the Climate Council tracks the relative renewable energy progress of Australian states and territories. Find out where the top solar suburbs are.

CPP welcomes 31 new councils into the program

02 Oct 2018
The CPP is proud to welcome 31 new councils into the program, taking the network to over 100 councils representing almost 11 million Australians.

Join now and be part of the groundswell of local governments and communities across Australia tackling climate change.