Georges River Council a finalist in NSW Excellence in Environment Awards

Georges River Council mayor Kevin Greene takes delivery of one of the council's new electric cars in March this year.
Georges River Council mayor Kevin Greene takes delivery of one of the council's new electric cars in March this year.

Georges River Council has been shortlisted in the Local Government NSW's Excellence in Environment Awards.

The council is a finalist in the award's Towards Net Zero Emissions category.

This is in recognition for its actions and commitment to achieve 100 per cent renewable energy in its operations by 2025 and implementing initiatives to progress towards net zero carbon emissions.

Georges River Council mayor, Kevin Greene commended Council's Environmental Sustainability Team for their commitment to achieving significant environmental outcomes for the community.

"We recently announced that Georges River Council was one of the first councils to achieve all pledges out of 128 councils in the Cities Power Partnership, and Council has now been officially recognised for these initiatives and other projects that have contributed to reducing Council's operational emissions," Councillor Greene said.

The council has implemented a number of renewable energy initiatives within its operations during the past year by increasing the load of renewable energy in its electricity contract to 20 per cent, increasing the use of solar panels in Council facilities and the promotion of renewable power options in households within the community.

Two electric vehicles have been purchased for Council's fleet, and Council has commenced an accelerated conversion program of LED street lights with Ausgrid.

A Revolving Energy Fund has been developed to encourage and support ongoing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects and over the last year, Council certified its summer events as Carbon Neutral.

The Local Government NSW's Excellence in Environment Awards feature 38 finalists across 16 award categories, and will be held via a virtual event on Tuesday, October 13.

To view the full list of finalists in Local Government NSW's Excellence in Environment Awards visit:

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