Moonee Valley City Council

Is a Power Partner

Moonee Valley City Council has declared a climate emergency and is committed to delivering zero net emissions by 2040. Joining the Cities Power Partnership is an opportunity to show leadership, partner with other councils and take immediate action to reduce emissions.

Mayor Cr Samantha Byrne

Council has chosen the following pledges

Power council operations by renewable energy, and set targets to increase the level of renewable power for council operations over time.

Roll out energy efficient lighting across the municipality.

Ensure Council fleet purchases meet strict greenhouse gas emissions requirements and support the uptake of electric vehicles.

Set city-level renewable energy or emissions reduction targets.

Support the local community to develop capacity and skills to tackle climate change.

Moonee Valley City Council

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 per cent, 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 per cent to 30 per cent 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 through connecting with other councils and having access to expert advice on climate change and solutions based on the most up-to-date science available.