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Public Exhibition 3 August - 31 August 2020

Climate Action Planning

CN is accelerating the transition to a sustainable city through our new Climate Action Plan.

Climate Action Planning

Taking action on Climate Change

The City of Newcastle (CN) is updating its strategic approach to reducing emissions and our city-wide move to a low carbon economy. This involves the revision and renewal of the existing 2020 Carbon and Water Management Action Plan, which has completed its term. The revised document will be published as the ‘2025 Climate Action Plan’. Our new Action Plan builds on Council’s achievements over the last decade, sets new targets and shape innovative and sustainable programs.

What is being proposed by Council?

The Plan will also outline specific goals and priorities for the next 5 years. It’s our roadmap to achieving positive impacts such as clean energy, resource efficiency, reducing emissions in our supply chain, sustainable transport and addressing important issues such as emissions targets and our vision for a low carbon city.

Community views on climate action

Thanks to everyone that submitted ideas, questions and comments online and during the Climate Action Planning session via Zoom. Read the Engagement Snapshot Report to find out more.

Get involved

The draft Action Plan is on public exhibition until 5pm Monday 31 August 2020 and we encourage you to provide your feedback during the exhibition period.

Your say

Do you support the vision?:

About you

You can also submit your views via email or mail. 

Email: mail@ncc.nsw.gov.au
By mail: Chief Executive Officer | Attention: Adam Clarke, Sustainability Manager, City of Newcastle PO Box 489 Newcastle NSW 2300
Subject: 'Draft Climate Action Plan - Submission' in the title for emailed and posted feedback.

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Project news

UN Sustainable Development Goals - 17 Goals to Transform Our World
City of Newcastle is incorporating The United Nations' Sustainable Development goals into the new Climate Action Plan.

Each SDG has specific targets to be achieved over the next 10 years and include: no poverty, zero hunger, good health and well-being, quality education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation; affordable and clean energy; decent work and economic growth; industry, innovation and infrastructure; reduced inequalities, sustainable cities and communities; responsible consumption and production; climate action; life below water; life on land; peace, justice and strong institutions; and partnerships for the goals.

City of Newcastle is incorporating The United Nations' Sustainable Development goals into the new Climate Action Plan.

Each SDG has specific targets to be achieved over the next 10 years and include: no poverty, zero hunger, good health and well-being, quality education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation; affordable and clean energy; decent work and economic growth; industry, innovation and infrastructure; reduced inequalities, sustainable cities and communities; responsible consumption and production; climate action; life below water; life on land; peace, justice and strong institutions; and partnerships for the goals.

City awards contract for cutting-edge organics recycling facility
City of Newcastle has awarded a contract for an advanced organics recycling facility as part of a 25-year commitment to revolutionise food and garden waste treatment.

The project at the Summerhill Waste Management Centre by Barpa Pty Ltd, in partnership with a company that has designed 120 composting facilities worldwide, will over 25 years:

• Divert about 900,000 tonnes of food and garden organics from landfill
• Slash greenhouse emissions by 900,000 tonnes, equal to eliminating 250,000 cars
• Save ratepayers $24 million in operational costs
• Reduce the section 88 levy paid to the NSW Government by $32.5 million

Onsite recycling of garden organics will begin at Summerhill in a fully enclosed facility in 2022 before food organics are added four years later, following comprehensive community consultation.

City of Newcastle has awarded a contract for an advanced organics recycling facility as part of a 25-year commitment to revolutionise food and garden waste treatment.

The project at the Summerhill Waste Management Centre by Barpa Pty Ltd, in partnership with a company that has designed 120 composting facilities worldwide, will over 25 years:

• Divert about 900,000 tonnes of food and garden organics from landfill
• Slash greenhouse emissions by 900,000 tonnes, equal to eliminating 250,000 cars
• Save ratepayers $24 million in operational costs
• Reduce the section 88 levy paid to the NSW Government by $32.5 million

Onsite recycling of garden organics will begin at Summerhill in a fully enclosed facility in 2022 before food organics are added four years later, following comprehensive community consultation.

City awards 100 per cent renewable contract
City of Newcastle joined the University of Newcastle in switching over to renewables on 1 January 2020, following the lead of other progressive Australian organisations, including the University of NSW, CBA, Westpac, Monash University and Melbourne University. 

We are the first local government in NSW to move to 100 per cent renewable electricity after awarding a tender to purchase power from the state’s largest windfarm. 
 
A 10-year power purchase agreement (PPA) was awarded to energy retailer Flow Power for the equivalent of all the City’s operational needs from the Sapphire Wind Farm in the New England region.  

City of Newcastle joined the University of Newcastle in switching over to renewables on 1 January 2020, following the lead of other progressive Australian organisations, including the University of NSW, CBA, Westpac, Monash University and Melbourne University. 

We are the first local government in NSW to move to 100 per cent renewable electricity after awarding a tender to purchase power from the state’s largest windfarm. 
 
A 10-year power purchase agreement (PPA) was awarded to energy retailer Flow Power for the equivalent of all the City’s operational needs from the Sapphire Wind Farm in the New England region.  

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Project timeline

Late-May 2020
Engagement
Stakeholders, Business Partners & Community online engagement sessions

Contact us

Adam Clarke

Sustainability Manager

Phone: 02 4974 2000
Email: aclarke@ncc.nsw.gov.au

Protecting your privacy

The City of Newcastle is committed to protecting your privacy.  We take reasonable steps to comply with relevant legislation and Council policy.
Purpose of collecting personal details: Council is collecting this information to determine the local community’s views and opinions on the proposal outlined.
Intended recipients:  Information provided as part of the consultation will be used as part of the investigation into the proposal, and may be included in future reports on the issue.
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