Climate Summit for Local Government

Sept 6-8, 2023 | Melbourne

Canterbury Bankstown Council's climate and sustainability commitments

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

  • Traditional Owners Darug and the Eora People
  • Member since 2017
  • Population 378,425
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Net Zero

council emissions by 2050

Our journey

What Council has achieved in energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability

We have invested in energy efficiencies in Council, and across the City. Some include:

  • Installation of LED lighting and more energy-efficient HVAC (heating ventilation and air-conditioning) in Council buildings and offices
  • Installation of energy-efficient lighting in CBD car parks
  • Fitting over 100kW of solar panel systems on community buildings, libraries and council work depots
  • Implementing the Our Energy Future program with other Sydney councils to engage, educate and inform residents about energy efficiency and opportunities for solar energy
  • Working with the member councils of the Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC) on renewable energy planning
  • Continuing to work with other Sydney councils to accelerate the introduction of new energy-efficient street lighting

What we hope to achieve in energy efficiency or renewable energy or broader sustainability

We want to be a catalyst and facilitator for a resilient and sustainable future. We are currently working to reduce our overall energy consumption, while also increasing the production of clean renewable energy; and demonstrating the local opportunities that are available, affordable and achievable.

Why we joined the Cities Power Partnership program

The Cities Power Partnership Program will support our collaboration with other councils, providing access to reliable and current information and experiences specific to local councils and communities. Working together provides a stimulus to accelerate our efforts on the journey to a more sustainable and energy-efficient future.


Council has committed to the following Cities Power Partnership pledges:

Renewable energy
Develop supportive planning laws to encourage residents and industry to adopt renewable energy.
Install renewable energy (solar PV and battery storage) on council buildings.
Provide incentives and/or remove barriers to encourage local businesses to take up solar power and battery storage.
Identify opportunites to turn organic waste into electricity.
Sustainable Transport
Ensure that new developments are designed to maximize public and active transport use, and support electric vehicle uptake.

In the news


Electric Vehicles: A Day On The Track

15 Aug 2019
We spent a day on the track to create awareness and accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles at EV Test Drive Day hosted by CEFC…

Randwick, Bayside councils sign up for solar

15 Oct 2018
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…

Canterbury-Bankstown Council installs solar power systems at another five buildings

08 Nov 2017
THE city of Canterbury-Bankstown plans to install solar power at five council buildings to save money on power bills and address climate change at a…

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