Council pledges for climate
Cessnock City Council has adopted five climate action pledges as part of its membership to the Cities Power Partnership (CPP), Australia’s largest local government climate network.
Member councils have six months to select five action pledges in the areas of renewable energy, efficiency, transport and advocacy. The CPP then provides access to resources and facilitates collaboration with other councils to help accelerate and achieve the pledges.
At the recent meeting, Council pledged to:
Install solar PV and battery storage on Council buildings
Support cycling through the provision of cycle lanes, bike parking and end of ride facilities
Actively participate in the development of a regional electric vehicle strategy
Roll out energy efficient lighting across the LGA
Open up unused Council managed land for renewable energy
Mayor Bob Pynsent said Cessnock City’s CPP membership shows commitment to climate change action and Council is already on its way to realising a number of the pledges.
‘We’ve recently completed the installation of solar panels on Council’s administration building, Cessnock Library building and the Hunter Valley Visitor Information Centre complex. We’ve also received funding under the NSW Government’s Active Transport grant to deliver new pedestrian and cycling infrastructure in the Cessnock CBD’, he said.
Cessnock City Council joined the Cities Power Partnership in August 2020 and is one of 140 local governments across Australia who make up the alliance.
Visit www.citiespowerpartnership.org.au/partners/cessnock-city-council for more information.