Cities Power Partnership
The Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership is Australia’s largest network of local councils leading the way to a thriving, zero emissions future. We are part of over 165 councils from across the country, representing almost 65 percent of the Australian population.
Together, Cities Power Partnership councils are making the switch to clean energy and setting up communities for a prosperous future. As part of the membership Council must pledge to achieve five key sustainability actions. QPRC has pledged to prioritise and achieve the following:
- Support local community energy projects and encourage investment in community energy
- Provide incentives for energy efficient developments and upgrades to existing buildings
- Install renewable energy (solar and battery storage) on Council buildings
- Encourage sustainable transport use such as public transport, walking and cycling through council transport planning and design
- Support community facilities to access renewable energy through incentives, support or grants
Sustainable Choice provides guidance and support to member councils to help them work toward procuring products and services that have environmental, social, financial and cultural benefits. By making informed procurement decisions based on quadruple bottom line considerations, councils can reduce their impacts and risks now and in the future. In many cases, long term cost savings occur as a result.
Keep Australia Beautiful NSW
Keep Australia Beautiful NSW (KABNSW) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation facilitating litter reduction and environmental sustainability.
They work with communities to educate and motivate environmental initiatives through their programs including, Take the Pledge, KABNSW Litter Congress, Community Litter Grants and EnviroMentors.
We have been an active participant of the Tidy Towns Program and member of KABNSW since the 1980’s and have received numerous awards and accolades under the Sustainable Community Program
Launched by the Green Building Council of Australia in 2003, Green Star is Australia’s only national, voluntary rating system for buildings and communities. A Green Star rating provides independent verification that a building or community project is sustainable. Undertaking voluntary Green Star certification demonstrates leadership, innovation, environmental stewardship and social responsibility
Infrastructure Sustainability Council
The IS Rating Scheme is Australia and New Zealand’s only comprehensive rating system for evaluating economic, social and environmental performance of infrastructure across the planning, design, construction and operational phases of infrastructure assets. The scheme can assess the sustainability performance of infrastructure at the individual assets level, for portfolios or networks, or even at a regional scale.