Climate and Renewables Strategy - draft

Council has endorsed the public exhibition of the draft Climate and Renewables Strategy.



What is the strategy about?


The draft Climate and Renewables Strategy is our plan to mitigate carbon emissions and resource solutions to address the climate emergency.

The draft strategy outlines what Council will do to reduce emissions from its own operations and community wide. Actions include:

  • Embedding climate action in Council systems and processes
  • Establishing the Office of Renewable Energy Innovation
  • Rapidly increasing solar and renewable energy generation
  • Supporting low carbon urban development
  • Eliminating organic waste to landfill
  • Helping the community address unsustainable consumption

The draft strategy

Council has endorsed the public exhibition of the draft Climate and Renewables Strategy.



What is the strategy about?


The draft Climate and Renewables Strategy is our plan to mitigate carbon emissions and resource solutions to address the climate emergency.

The draft strategy outlines what Council will do to reduce emissions from its own operations and community wide. Actions include:

  • Embedding climate action in Council systems and processes
  • Establishing the Office of Renewable Energy Innovation
  • Rapidly increasing solar and renewable energy generation
  • Supporting low carbon urban development
  • Eliminating organic waste to landfill
  • Helping the community address unsustainable consumption

The draft strategy has been developed with the assistance of the community, including local climate and renewables experts and groups. It is informed by a number of background studies.


Read the draft Climate and Renewables Strategy pdf


In hard copy at Council's Service Centres at Ashfield, Leichhardt and Petersham.


More Information

Read background studies


Have your say

You are invited to provide feedback on the draft Climate + Renewables Strategy.

Last day to provide feedback is 5 November 2019


What happens next?

The feedback received will be incorporated into the final strategy where possible and considered by Council before it is adopted. All those who provided feedback will be advised when the Strategy will be considered by Council.

Consultation has concluded
  • Adopted by Council

    about 1 month ago

    At a meeting held on 10 December 2019, Council adopted this strategy with the following additions:

    1. The Climate and Renewables Strategy incorporate the principle of ‘Climate Justice’ to ensure that actions under the Strategy are targeted to benefit those in our community who are disproportionately harmed by the climate and energy crisis;
    2. The Strategy’s executive summary be revised to clearly state the Strategy’s corporate and community targets for renewables and emissions;
    3. The implementation plan address the need for adaptation measures within our community, including indoor and outdoor recreation spaces and child care centres, to respond to extreme weather conditions;
    4. The implementation plan address the need for adaptation measures within our community, including indoor and outdoor recreation spaces and child care centres, to respond to extreme weather conditions;
    5. Council receive advice on how a ‘Carbon Emission Implications’ section could be included with each item reported to Council; and
    6. Council reiterate the below resolutions adopted on 12 November 2019 (C119(1), note the priority of these items in the context of the Climate and Renewables Strategy, and receive an update report in early 2020.


    For more information, read the Council report and meeting minutes.

    The final strategy will be available on the Policy page on Council's website.

    At a meeting held on 10 December 2019, Council adopted this strategy with the following additions:

    1. The Climate and Renewables Strategy incorporate the principle of ‘Climate Justice’ to ensure that actions under the Strategy are targeted to benefit those in our community who are disproportionately harmed by the climate and energy crisis;
    2. The Strategy’s executive summary be revised to clearly state the Strategy’s corporate and community targets for renewables and emissions;
    3. The implementation plan address the need for adaptation measures within our community, including indoor and outdoor recreation spaces and child care centres, to respond to extreme weather conditions;
    4. The implementation plan address the need for adaptation measures within our community, including indoor and outdoor recreation spaces and child care centres, to respond to extreme weather conditions;
    5. Council receive advice on how a ‘Carbon Emission Implications’ section could be included with each item reported to Council; and
    6. Council reiterate the below resolutions adopted on 12 November 2019 (C119(1), note the priority of these items in the context of the Climate and Renewables Strategy, and receive an update report in early 2020.


    For more information, read the Council report and meeting minutes.

    The final strategy will be available on the Policy page on Council's website.

  • Engagement Outcomes Report - Climate and Renewables Strategy

    3 months ago

    Did you provide feedback on the draft strategy? See what others told us. Read the Engagement Outcomes Report.

    Did you provide feedback on the draft strategy? See what others told us. Read the Engagement Outcomes Report.