Climate Summit for Local Government

Sept 6-8, 2023 | Melbourne

Cowra Shire Council's climate and sustainability commitments

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

  • Traditional Owners Wiradjuri People
  • Member since 2020
  • Population 12,785

Our journey

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

Council has been working on sustainability initiatives for many years and has recently finalised and endorsed the Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Plan 2020. This plan contains many new renewable energy options for Council infrastructure which will be rolled out over the coming years.

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

With the adoption of the Efficiency & Renewable Energy Plan 2020, Council hopes to achieve 100% renewables in the Cowra Shire by 2030. This will be by implementing the short, medium and long-term infrastructure projects in a cost-effective and efficient way.

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

Council is excited to be part of such a collaborative partnership and is looking forward to working with all of the like-minded Shires in the future.


Council has committed to the following Cities Power Partnership pledges:

Renewable energy
Use council resources to support the uptake of renewable energy
Install renewable energy (solar PV and battery storage) on council buildings.
Power council operations by renewable energy, and set targets to increase the level of renewable power for council operations over time.
Support local community renewable energy projects, and encourage investment in community energy.
Energy Efficiency
Roll out energy efficient lighting across the municipality.

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