Climate Summit for Local Government

Sept 6-8, 2023 | Melbourne

Moonee Valley City Council's climate and sustainability commitments

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

  • Traditional Owners Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung People
  • Member since 2019
  • Population 129,379
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Net Zero

community emissions by 2040

Our journey

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

Since 2007, we’ve reduced our greenhouse gas emissions from Council operations by 44 percent, we’ve planted 2,700 mature trees per year, replaced 6,000 street lights with more energy-efficient technologies – reducing emissions by more than 2,100 tonnes a year – installed rainwater tanks and solar panels on Council-owned buildings, and are switching to 100 per cent renewable energy.

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

We have a target to achieve zero net emissions for our community and to reduce emissions from Council’s operations by 95% by 2040. We are also on track to increase the tree canopy in Moonee Valley from 11 percent to 30 percent by 2040.

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

The CCP aligns well with our recent climate emergency declaration and carbon emission reduction targets. We are looking forward to strengthening our response to climate change by connecting with other councils and having access to expert advice on climate change and solutions based on the most up-to-date science available.


Council has committed to the following Cities Power Partnership pledges:

Renewable energy
Power council operations by renewable energy, and set targets to increase the level of renewable power for council operations over time.
Energy Efficiency
Roll out energy efficient lighting across the municipality.
Sustainable Transport
Ensure Council fleet purchases meet strict greenhouse gas emissions requirements and support the uptake of electric vehicles.
Work Together and Influence
Set city-level renewable energy or emissions reduction targets.
Support the local community to develop capacity and skills to tackle climate change.

In the news

Media Release

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28 Sep 2023
The peak body representing councils in Greater Western Sydney has joined the Cities Power Partnership to enhance collaboration on climate initiatives.
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26 Sep 2023
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