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Wollongong City Council

Cities Power Partnership

Council became a member of the Cities Power Partnership program (CPP) in January 2020.

This program will support the city’s move to a clean energy future by providing access to a range of resources to help reduce our emissions, evaluate and monitor actions, and provide opportunities to collaborate and share knowledge with other councils.

We have selected our pledges under this program which fall under the themes of energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport and working together and influencing.

Our pledges

We have already installed 327kW of solar photovoltaic systems across Council buildings and facilities.

A gas capture and flaring project at Whyte's Gully is in the planning phase.

Towards the end of 2020 we adopted the Electric Vehicle Charging Stations on Public Land Policy PDF, 248.45 KB to support the uptake of electric vehicles by increasing charging infrastructure in the city.

We have also recently updated our Cycling Strategy PDF, 2706.16 KB to support more people to use active transport throughout the city.

In December 2019 we adopted two emissions reduction targets; net zero emissions by 2030 for Council operations, and net zero emissions by 2050 for the City of Wollongong.

Our administration building has a six-star Green Star rating, and many of our buildings and facilities have undergone energy-efficient lighting and HVAC upgrades.

We have upgraded many of our streetlights to energy-efficient LEDs and have also done the same with lighting at many sports fields across the Council area.

For more information, visit our CPP profile.