Bellingen Shire Council
Is a Power Partner
Partnership Action Pledge
Our power partners are committed to switching to non-polluting energy and reducing emissions in their communities.
Use strategic and statutory planning processes to promote renewable energy – both at the residential, commercial and larger scale.
Install renewable energy (solar PV and battery storage) on council buildings for example childcare facilities, libraries, street lighting, recreation centres, sporting grounds, and council offices.
Adopt best practice energy efficiency measures across all council buildings, and support community facilities to adopt these measures.
Provide for adequate cycle lanes (both space and connectivity) in road design and support cyclists through providing parking, and end-of-ride facilities (covered, secure bike storage, showers, bicycle maintenance and incentives).
Implement an education and behaviour change program to influence the behaviour of council officers, local residents and businesses within the shire to drive the shift to renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable transport. (This fifth pledge is a regional target to be implemented through the Our Living Coast alliance – with Nambucca Shire Council).