29 August 2019

Mayoral Column

Hawkesbury City Council’s work tackling climate change has been recognised on the national stage, with Council’s Hawkesbury City Solar project selected as a finalist in the 2019 Cities Power Partnership Awards. The winners will be announced at the Cities Power Partnership's second birthday celebration tonight, Thursday, 29 August in Sydney.

Council launched the Hawkesbury City Solar Program in conjunction with Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC). The project involves the installation of 700kW in total solar power to generate electricity for 12 Council sites and provide cost savings for the community.

Various sites are involved in the program including the Deerubbin Centre in Windsor, the Waste Management Facility at McGraths Hill, Wastewater Treatment Plants in South Windsor, Council’s Depot in Wilberforce, Oasis Fitness and Aquatic Centre in South Windsor, South Windsor Family Centre and Windsor Function Centre.

The Hawkesbury City Solar project was selected from a competitive field of entries from councils across Australia for the national awards, which recognise outstanding achievement by local governments in the fields of renewable energy, sustainable transport, energy efficiency, community engagement and climate advocacy.

For those of you interested in our solar program, there is a solar panel display is located in the entry foyer of the Council Administration Building, 366 George Street, Windsor. The display solar panel alerts our community to the project that Council is working on to install solar panels at 12 Council sites creating 700kW additional solar capacity. For more information about Council’s projects click here.

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