Climate Summit for Local Government

Sept 6-8, 2023 | Melbourne

Climate change is often viewed as a global problem, but in Lane Cove on Sydney’s north shore, Mayor Deborah Hutchens agreed it was one that has to be tackled locally.

“Get out there and campaign and be heard,” she said.

“Get the people behind it.”

Ms Hutchens said the council was most proud of its solar mapping project.

Locals have been hitting the pavement to find the sunniest spots in Lane Cove to harness the solar power.

“We have people involved looking at our strongest solar energy areas,” Ms Hutchens said.

“All of the councillors last night decided that they would support this project, so we’re very keen to go ahead with it.”

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