Zero Carbon Emissions Stratety - Implementation and funding

Implementation of actions to reduce Council emissions and community emissions will be subject to further scoping, detailed assessments and the development of business cases which will be subject to Council budget processes before full implementation can commence.

Actions have also been selected that align with other strategies such as the Environment Management Strategy 2014-2017 and the Low Carbon Growth Plan to avoid duplication of resources and effort.


The 2016-2017 budget and funds collected from the carbon tax and landfill gate charge will support the activities listed in the Council Action Plan. Additional sources of funding that will be explored to support council and community actions include:

  • Grants from the federal and/or state government

  • Federal government mechanisms such as renewable energy certificates

  • State government mechanisms such as the Energy Saver Incentive scheme

  • Clean Energy Finance Corporation – low interest finance solutions that support clean energy projects

  • Investigate reinvesting financial savings into energy efficiency and renewable energy programs to further reduce operational costs and provide some financial stability for programs to meet Council’s emissions reduction target

  • Energy Performance Contracts – Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) is a guaranteed and low risk method of implementing energy and water efficiency projects across a single large property or portfolio of properties.

Page last updated: Wednesday, 26 May 2021