Climate Summit for Local Government

Sept 6-8, 2023 | Melbourne

City of Prospect's climate and sustainability commitments

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

  • Traditional Owners Kaurna People
  • Member since 2021
  • Population 21,925

Our journey

What council has achieved in the past in energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport or broader sustainability

City of Prospect has completed several programs to reduce net emissions to date. These include the installation of rooftop solar on some Council buildings, an incentive program to increase uptake of solar on private land, the purchase of renewable power for some of our energy needs, the purchase of hybrid EVs for Council fleet vehicles, provision of e-bikes for staff transportation, food and garden organic waste collection service to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from landfill, and support for our community groups for energy efficiency and other environmental projects through the annual Community Support Fund grant program. In addition, our waste collection service provider has been trialling the use of electric waste collection trucks.

City of Prospect is a member of the Resilient East regional climate partnership, in which nine organisations work together work to ensure the eastern Adelaide region remains a vibrant, desirable, and productive place to live, work and visit, and that our businesses, communities, and environments can respond positively to the challenges and opportunities presented by a changing climate.

In a wider sustainability sense, the City of Prospect is committed to achieving the actions and commitments in our Environmental Action Plan 2018-2022.

What council hopes to achieve in the future in energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport or broader sustainability

City of Prospect intends to reduce carbon emissions through investing in renewable energy, energy efficiency and low carbon emission initiatives.

Council will raise community awareness of sustainability including; energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport and how the community can contribute to other sustainability matters through a series of workshops and other community events.

What Council hopes to gain from being a member of the Cities Power Partnership

Joining Cities Power Partnership is an important step in the City of Prospect’s journey to mitigate the impacts of climate change now and for future generations.

Being part of the program will assist Council to actively understand, report and analyse our emissions, and help plan effective carbon emission reduction actions.

Working collaboratively is fundamental to reaching our goals, and the Cities Power Partnership program provides an opportunity to share knowledge and learn from other council’s initiatives and actions to reduce their carbon emissions. We’re excited to be part of the growing national network of councils responding to climate change at a local level.

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