Local-government

Climate solutions start at home

As a fifth-generation dairy farmer, my family has weathered many changes over the years. Climate change is certainly creating a challenge. The dairy industry has always been an important part of life on the New South Wales south coast. The effect that drought and...

Coal city Newcastle prepares tender for 5MW solar farm

The City of Newcastle’s plans to build a 5MW solar farm on a former landfill site are set to go to tender, after eight companies were shortlisted to bid for the job to design, build and operate the utility-scale solar farm. The project, which was opened to expressions...

Council and community farming the sun together

Regional communities are turning to clean energy solutions to combat energy price hikes. Lismore, in northern New South Wales, is no exception, embracing renewable energy and partnered with the Lismore City Council to develop Australia’s largest floating solar farm....

Council asked to make a pledge on climate change

Central Coast Greens have called for the next Central Coast Council to heed a new report from the Climate Council and make a pledge for local action on climate change. The Climate Council report shows local governments are able to deliver effective action and are...

Council joins green pledge

ONKAPARINGA will become the first South Australian council to join the Climate Council’s cities power partnership. It joins a network of councils across Australia committing to tackling climate change by pledging to cut transport emissions and increase the uptake of...

Council joins national climate change pledge

To view the full Public Now article click here Upper Hunter Shire Council has pledged to become a 'climate champion', under a landmark new national initiative officially launched in Canberra on 19 July 2017. More than 35 councils from across the country, representing...

Council leads the way with renewed energy

Much of the recent political debate involving renewables and fossil fuels has focused on the actions of federal and state governments. This fails to recognise that a significant amount can be done to tackle climate change at the local government level. Through urban...

Council Lighting The Way On Tackling Climate Change

Eurobodalla Council has joined other councils around Australia in pledging to cut energy emissions as part of the Cities Power Partnership program. An initiative of the Climate Council, the partnership brings together cities and towns around Australia that are leading...