Council joined with other local government leaders to develop regional climate solutions at the first ever national summit run by the Cities Power Partnership.

The Cities Power Partnership is a free, national program created by the Australian Climate Council that brings together towns and cities making the switch to clean energy. Being a part of this initiative puts Council in a strong position to accelerate emission reduction through its Carbon Abatement Action Plan (CAAP).

Blue Mountains City Council was among the first 100 Councils to sign up to what is now Australia’s largest Local Government climate initiative.

As part of the CPP, Blue Mountains City Council has pledged to:

  • Install renewable energy (solar PV and battery storage on council buildings);
  • Roll out energy efficient lighting across the city;
  • Adopt best practice energy efficiency measures across all Council buildings, and support community facilities to adopt these measures;
  • Encourage sustainable transport use such as public transport; walking and cycling through Council transport planning and design; and
  • Set up meetings and attend events to work with other cities on tackling climate change.

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