Zero Emissions Woollahra - supporting community action

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Installing solar panels is one way to reduce carbon emissions

We're planning to support the Woollahra community to reduce carbon emissions

In September 2019, Woollahra Council joined many other local councils in acknowledging that we are in a state of climate emergency. In response, action is required to support a rapid transition to zero carbon emissions.

We are currently working to ensure measures to address climate change are embedded in Council plans, policies and works programs. In August 2020 we achieved carbon neutral certification for our Council operations.

How can we support community action?

We are now seeking feedback from the community on how we can support our residents, schools and businesses to reduce their emissions, via a short survey until Wednesday 30 June 2021.

To do this, we would also like to hear your views on setting a proactive community emissions target for our area. This target will guide decision making across all of Council’s operations and provide an opportunity to show the Woollahra community’s commitment to being a leader in climate action.

What are other organisations doing?

All State and Territory Governments in Australia have set net zero by 2050 targets. Many Local Governments have followed suit while some are being more ambitious and aiming for net zero by 2040 or 2045.

Recent emissions reduction projects undertaken by Woollahra Council

  • Installing rooftop solar systems at six Council sites
  • Lighting upgrades for all large Council sites and public amenity blocks.
  • Purchasing renewable energy as part of Council’s electricity contracts. Currently 30% of electricity supplied to our five large sites is supplied by the Mooree Solar Farm.

See our FAQs for more details and have your say by completing the survey below.

We're planning to support the Woollahra community to reduce carbon emissions

In September 2019, Woollahra Council joined many other local councils in acknowledging that we are in a state of climate emergency. In response, action is required to support a rapid transition to zero carbon emissions.

We are currently working to ensure measures to address climate change are embedded in Council plans, policies and works programs. In August 2020 we achieved carbon neutral certification for our Council operations.

How can we support community action?

We are now seeking feedback from the community on how we can support our residents, schools and businesses to reduce their emissions, via a short survey until Wednesday 30 June 2021.

To do this, we would also like to hear your views on setting a proactive community emissions target for our area. This target will guide decision making across all of Council’s operations and provide an opportunity to show the Woollahra community’s commitment to being a leader in climate action.

What are other organisations doing?

All State and Territory Governments in Australia have set net zero by 2050 targets. Many Local Governments have followed suit while some are being more ambitious and aiming for net zero by 2040 or 2045.

Recent emissions reduction projects undertaken by Woollahra Council

  • Installing rooftop solar systems at six Council sites
  • Lighting upgrades for all large Council sites and public amenity blocks.
  • Purchasing renewable energy as part of Council’s electricity contracts. Currently 30% of electricity supplied to our five large sites is supplied by the Mooree Solar Farm.

See our FAQs for more details and have your say by completing the survey below.