Climate Summit for Local Government

Sept 6-8, 2023 | Melbourne

Hunters Hill Council's climate and sustainability commitments

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

  • Traditional Owners Wallumedegal People
  • Member since 2020
  • Population 14,861

Our journey

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

In the 19/20 period there was a 15% reduction in Hunter’s Hill Council’s organisational Greenhouse Gas emissions. This can be attributed to a number of actions in operational plans, including the consolidation of intention and a commitment to focus on the future through our Sustainability Action Plan.

Some of the key achievements have included the transition to a 100% EV fleet, LED lighting to Town Hall and an accepted business case for LED in the majority of council owned and managed facilities. Our LED street lighting upgrade is almost 100% complete.

None of these achievements would be reportable without changing the organisations mindset about sustainability. Our internal project control group have improved the monitoring of energy usage and efficiency across all Council assets using the Azility platform and worked in collaboration to ensure the organisation is prepared and building the best future for our community. It has been critical for us to lead by example.

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

Hunter’s Hill Council’s goal is a renewable energy target of 100% by 2030. We will achieve this by implementing solar and LED across all our assets and facilities. This work has already been significant and tracking to meet the target well before 2030.

To assist us in achieving this, Council will continue developing and building on our Sustainability Action Plan in order to continue progressing our targets and allow us to receive feedback from our community, including our dedicated Sustainability Advisory Committee.

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

Hunter’s Hill Council acknowledges that every community has a role to play in reducing the impact of climate change on our and we commit to working towards adapting our existing policies and practices to address more efficient use of resources.

Hunter’s Hill Council sees being a part of this partnership with many other councils nationwide as an integral step in ensuring that all councils can work together to reach their goals, through the collaboration of councils. Through doing this we can ensure that we preserve the unique environment for future generations, firstly in our place, and then the world.

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