Climate Summit for Local Government

Sept 6-8, 2023 | Melbourne

Mosman Council's climate and sustainability commitments

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

  • Traditional Owners Borogegal and Cammeraigal People
  • Member since 2019
  • Population 30,121

Our journey

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

  • Council declared a Climate Emergency in November 2019
  • Council has upgraded the lighting in its largest Council buildings to energy-efficient LED lighting
  • Mapping and protection of over 300 urban trees and planting of 5000 ground cover and shrub
  • Continued bushland restoration of 35 hectares of bushland
  • Continued support of car share

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

  • In 2020 we are developing a Climate Strategy and Action Plan based on current science to prioritise meaningful action by Council to reduce the impacts of climate change. This will involve extensive community consultation and the plan will represent both current and future community values including aspirational targets
  • Further solar installation on Council buildings
  • Encouragement for wider residential solar installation
  • Further development of active transport routes
  • Increased composting – heavily subsidised compost bins available to each resident

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

Participating in the Cities Power Partnership forms an integral part of Mosman Council’s ongoing commitment to reducing carbon emissions and protecting our unique natural environment for current and future generations.

Mosman Council stands ready to align local and regional sustainability initiatives with the view to achieving long term partnerships that put climate action at the forefront of all our endeavours.


Council has committed to the following Cities Power Partnership pledges:

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.
Sustainable Transport
Encourage sustainable transport use such as public transport, walking and cycling through council transport planning and design.
Work Together and Influence
Develop education and behaviour-change programs to support local residents and businesses to tackle climate change through clean energy, energy efficiency and sustainable transport.
Support the local community to develop capacity and skills to tackle climate change.

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