Climate Summit for Local Government

Sept 6-8, 2023 | Melbourne

Mount Isa City Council's climate and sustainability commitments

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

  • Traditional Owners Kalkadoon and Indjilandji People
  • Member since 2021
  • Population 18,271

Our journey

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

Council is increasing energy efficiency and renewable energy in many areas,

  • Installed solar energy at Splashez Aquatic Centre
  • Installed solar-powered street lights around the region
  • Replaced old light bulbs with LED energy-efficient globes within Council buildings
  • Environmental Grants Program offered to non-for-profit organisations with the option to choose renewable energy projects

An energy efficiency strategy is being developed the aims of the strategy are to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reduce energy consumption and improve the energy system with new technology

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

As per Councils Corporate Plan 2020-2025 and Councils Environmental Management Plan 2020-2025 Council hopes to,

  • Investigate options for the implementation of alternative transport modes that align with contemporary environmental and socially sustainable practices
  • Implement innovative measures to reduce Councils energy use and carbon emissions and seek grant funding for alternate energy systems
  • Encourage the use of renewable energy sources, such as solar power, to protect the environment
  • Review Councils in house environmental initiatives and implement improvements

What we hope to gain from the Cities Power Partnership membership

Council hopes to gain access to resources, and information from other Councils on how they are transitioning to a zero emissions future within the local government area.


Council has committed to the following Cities Power Partnership pledges:

Renewable energy
Use council resources to support the uptake of 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.
Power council operations by renewable energy, and set targets to increase the level of renewable power for council operations over time.
Energy Efficiency
Adopt best practice energy efficiency measures across all council buildings, and support community facilities to adopt these measures.

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