Carbon reduction

Carbon reduction

Electric vehicles

We have reduced our vehicle emissions and encourage using more electric cars. The City
co-signed a submission to the Federal Government on vehicle emissions in early 2016.

ClimateWorks Australia


We have an ambitious plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70% and for the city to have capacity to meet up to 100% of electricity demand by local electricity generation by 2030.

Already, our LED lighting project has installed 2,620 LED street lights across the local area since March 2012, resulting in a 27% reduction in carbon emissions. When the roll out is complete, it will save the City up to $800,000 each year in electricity bills.

At the moment 80% of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions come from the production of electricity, primarily by coal-fired power stations. Two-thirds of the energy being used by these stations is wasted as heat from cooling towers and on long-distance transmission and distribution over power lines to Sydney.

The City’s goal is to produce 70% of its electricity needs from trigeneration and 30% from renewable energy.


A more environmentally sustainable method of generating electricity.

LED lighting project

We are leading the way with new energy-efficient LED lights being installed in public places across the local area.

Renewable energy

We’re challenging traditional electricity supplies from coal-fired power stations with sustainable and innovative technologies.

Energy efficiency

Our new plan for energy efficiency could significantly reduce energy usage and slash nearly 2 million tonnes of carbon emissions a year city-wide by 2030. 

Last updated: Tuesday, 10 May 2016