Council Building Upgrades

Through the Newcastle 2020 Carbon and Water Management Action Plan, Council has established a series of goals to achieve further progress towards financial and environmental sustainability. The majority of the work is being achieved through the Newcastle Smart Buildings Smart Workforce and through delivery of other projects including solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery storage systems, energy efficiency upgrades, voltage optimisation and power factor correction and water, waste and liquid fuel efficiency.

Smart Buildings Smart Workforce

The Smart Buildings Smart Workforce project involves a range of energy efficiency upgrades and retrofits at high-use social, cultural and recreational facilities and key Council operational buildings and facilities.

Power Factor Correction

Newcastle City Council has instigated a wide range of energy improvements measures on Council-owned and operated buildings. A key component these works has been the installation of power factor correction units at the City Works Depot, the War...

New Lambton Library

A new solar photovoltaic (PV) system on the roof of the New Lambton Library may be small in comparison to other systems installed on Council buildings since 2013 but it packs a punch that makes the facility much more energy efficient. The energy...

No.1 Sportsground

Newcastle City Council continues its commitment to supporting clean energy renewable generation with the installation of a 10.2 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system at the No.1 Sportsground, Parry Street, Newcastle West in January 2016.

No.2 Sportsground

Newcastle City Council installed a 20.16 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system at the No.2 Sportsground, Newcastle West.

City Works Depot

In April 2013, Newcastle City Council began generating its own electricity from a 91.26 kW solar photovoltaic system at our Works Depot in Waratah.

City Library

Newcastle City Library which attracts more than 180,000 visitors through its doors each year, has had a 44.28 kW rooftop grid-connected PV system installed.

Newcastle Art Gallery

The Newcastle Art Gallery collection is one of the finest in regional Australia with its quality and breadth recognised as a significant cultural asset. An 86.25 kW rooftop grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) system has been installed which spans...

Newcastle Museum

A 99.75 kW system has been installed on the roof of the Newcastle Museum which is the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) system installed by Council to date and brings the total amount of solar PV installed on Council-owned buildings to 442 kW...

Wallsend Library

A solar photovoltaic (PV) system has been installed on the award-winning Wallsend District Library, which is the newest of the Newcastle Region Library facilities. Opened in 2006, the Library offers a wide range of resources and facilities to the...

War Memorial Cultural Centre

Council undertook building work on the Newcastle War Memorial Cultural Centre to improve the energy efficiency and structural integrity of the building.