Newcastle

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...

Newcastle powers ahead of the pack on climate change

Newcastle City Council has become the first local government in Australia to commit to taking action under a new Climate Council initiative. Newcastle recently joined the Cities Power Partnership, a Climate Council program that brings together Australian cities and...

Newcastle says Summerhill solar farm will save it millions

Newcastle says Summerhill solar farm will save it millions

WHEN Newcastle City Council announced its Summerhill solar array, I initially wondered whether it was core business for a council to operate a power station, whether it was solar or not. I knew that household solar panels were financially viable, meaning that larger...

Newcastle wins $4.9m in smart transport funds

Newcastle wins $4.9m in smart transport funds

NEWCASTLE will claim more than $4.9 million in federal funds as part of its work to become a smart city. The Smart Cities and Suburbs funding, announced as part of a $28 million suite of grants on Friday, is one of 52 projects spread across the country that will...

Opinion: Funding shows faith in city’s smart vision

Opinion: Funding shows faith in city’s smart vision

Newcastle City Council’s smart city strategy has taken another step forward with $5million in federal funding to help deploy digital technology to make life easier in our rapidly growing city. Friday's announcement by the Assistant Minister for Cities, Angus Taylor,...

Regional centres must secure climate and energy future

Regional centres must secure climate and energy future

With no credible Federal approach to climate change in sight on the horizon, it’s time for our regional cities to step up to meet the challenge of climate change. Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions are escalating, with a recent report suggesting that our country...