Hawkesbury City Council a finalist in national climate award

Cities Power Partnership Awards 2019

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.

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.

David Craven, Director of the Cities Power Partnership, congratulated Council for making the final shortlist for the awards, saying that the range and quality of entries showed the extent to which local governments are becoming a vital part of Australia’s climate solution.

“Hawkesbury City Council is an Australian local climate leader, and I’m proud to be able to recognise the important work they’re doing through the Cities Power Partnership Awards,” he said.

“Local champions such as Hawkesbury City Council are stepping up to the climate challenge in the face of continuing Federal climate inaction. It’s time to celebrate these unsung climate heroes in local government, who are helping their communities to drive down local greenhouse gas pollution.”

The winners will be announced at the Cities Power Partnership's second birthday celebration on Thursday, 29 August in Sydney.

Solar panel display

A solar panel display is located in the entry foyer of the Council Administration Building, 366 George Street, Windsor. The display solar panel alerts the 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 visit here.

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