$1 million a year
savings in energy bills and water costs for the council as a result of steps taken under its Greenhouse Action Plan.
reduction in CO2 emission last year, which is like taking more than 1,400 cars off the road.
of electricity used by Council is now sourced from renewable energy thanks to the more than 2500 solar panels across 25 Council facilities.
reduction in council’s building emissions from the 2005-6 baseline, thanks to energy-efficient lighting upgrades, solar pool heating and blankets, insulation and draught sealing and solar power on Council halls and facilities.
estimated savings in energy costs each year as a result.
reduction in street lighting consumption across the council as a result of replacing 2,200 streetlights with energy efficient lights.
reduction in Council's fleet emissions from the 2005/06 baseline by following tighter specifications for vehicles.
savings in water a year after upgrades and leakage fixes in fittings at pools, community buildings and public toilets.
Council won the Local Government NSW Excellence in the Environment Awards shows.