In 2019–20, we reduced carbon emissions from Council operations by 10%, when compared with 2018-19. This decrease was primary due to upgrading 1,315 street lights to energy-efficient LEDs and installing 19 new solar photovoltaic systems. We also decreased our water usage by 24%.
Since our baseline year of 2014–15, we’ve reduced our emissions by 27%.
Other sustainability initiatives we delivered in 2019–20 include a smart streetlighting trial, which was an Australian first, the delivery of a successful weekly green bin and fortnightly red bin trial and the launch of a Nature Next Door citizen science program.