The effects of climate change pose a number of risks to Council and our communities in terms of  infrastructure, community facilities, local businesses, aged and community care and associated health issues. In response to these issues Council has produced the following plans;

The Climate Change Risk Assessment and Adaptation Report uses the international risk management standards to assess climate change risks and the impacts on the organisation using projections of nationally and internationally recognised scientific research including data from the CSIRO, Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH), and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The Sustainable Councils and Communities document is an action plan to help Council prioritise and implement energy efficiency measures and renewable energy upgrades. This plan was prepared by 100% Renewables on behalf of Council and the OEH under the NSW Government’s Sustainable Councils and Communities Program, and includes a discussion on the targets around carbon emissions and renewable energy.

At its meeting of June 2019 Council resolved to set the following targets;

(a)   That 25% of Council’s electricity demand is met through on-site solar energy generation by 2025

(b)    That 50% of Council’s electricity demand is sourced from renewables by 2025

(c)     That 100% of Council’s electricity demand is sourced from renewables by 2030

Council also encourages  and supports the use of renewable energy by the community, particularly in new developments.

Climate Change Working Group Minutes

Confirmed minutes 20 July 2020

Confirmed minutes 31 August 2020

Confirmed minutes 19 October 2020

Confirmed minutes 30 November 2020

Confirmed minutes 22 February 2021

Confirmed minutes 26 April 2021

Confirmed minutes 21 June 2021

Confirmed minutes 13 September 2021

Confirmed minutes 22 November 2021

Confirmed minutes 30 May 2022

Confirmed minutes 25 July 2022

Confirmed minutes 26 September 2022

Confirmed minutes 28 November 2022

Confirmed minutes 6 March 2023

Confirmed minutes 1 May 2023

Confirmed minutes 18 September 2023

Confirmed minutes 20 November 2023

Related links;

Climate Change Resource Guide

North Coast Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment  

NSW Government Action on Climate Change

NSW Climate Change Fund