Climate Summit for Local Government

Sept 6-8, 2023 | Melbourne

Logan City Council's climate and sustainability commitments

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

  • Traditional Owners Yuggera and the Yugambeh People
  • Member since 2018
  • Population 348,020

Our journey

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

Logan City Council has invested in numerous energy-saving technologies across a range of Council facilities. These have included:

  • an industry leading air conditioning system that uses ammonia as the refrigerant gas (which has zero global warming potential)
  • variable speed drives on water pumps
  • LED facility and street lighting
  • voltage reduction equipment
  • solar park lighting
  • more than two megawatts of solar PV installed across Council’s facilities
  • trialling electric vehicles
  • an off-grid solar PV system linked to a 95-kilowatt hour Tesla Powerpack battery that powers a water reservoir chlorination system.

More recently Council pioneered an Australian-first, opening our biosolids gasification facility at the Loganholme Wastewater Treatment Plant. The gasifier will help reduce Council’s annual carbon emissions.

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

Logan City Council’s 2021-2026 Corporate Plan includes a priority of being “a green city”. Council subsequently endorsed its Climate Change Resilience Strategy 2021-2031, which outlines the steps Council will take, in partnership with the community, to help the City of Logan adapt to a changing climate.

This strategy is Logan City Council’s green print for long-term planning and establishes Logan City Council as a leader in climate change resilience and adaptation.
It also aligns with Council’s goal of being a certified carbon neutral organisation by the end of 2022 and builds on our ongoing commitment to reduce energy use.

Logan City Council has also taken the lead on establishing a Climate Resilience Alliance with nine other South East Queensland councils.
The pilot program aims to achieve:

  • Increased understanding of key climate risks for Council, the City of Logan community and the broader South East Queensland community
  • Regional collaboration on identifying the roles and responsibilities for addressing climate risks across the region
  • A region-wide collaborative and cooperative strategy to build climate resilience

Council’s 2021-2026 Sustainable Fleet Strategy helps to guide the move to an increasingly environmentally sustainable fleet of cars and trucks. It includes a target of 50% of the passenger fleet being hybrid or electric by 2026.

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

There are many councils across Australia that are taking amazing steps to reduce carbon emissions. The distances that separate councils means the sharing of knowledge and advice between can be difficult. The Cities Power Partnerships provides this valuable link. We value learning from the experiences of other councils as well as providing leadership in the local government carbon emissions reduction space.


Council has committed to the following Cities Power Partnership pledges:

Renewable energy
Install renewable energy (solar PV and battery storage) on council buildings.
Support community facilities to access renewable energy through incentives, support or grants.
Energy Efficiency
Adopt best practice energy efficiency measures across all council buildings, and support community facilities to adopt these measures.
Work Together and Influence
Set up meetings and attend events to work with other cities on tackling climate change.
Support the local community to develop capacity and skills to tackle climate change.

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