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I support Nillumbik going to 100% renewables!

I will lead a Council which shows climate leadership whilst keeping your rates low.

As your elected representative I will lead a Council that gets the balance right.

As of the 15th September, the tender for its development and operation has been finally awarded to a renewable energy project company. Initial PPA and REFA agreement (15 Years) is for the delivery of approximately 2,000MWh which is the current Council requirements for Council occupied sites and street lighting.

This will form a key component of Council’s commitment to a practical and very local emission reduction, and will contribute significantly to helping Council reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

It will be integral to efforts to achieve meaningful and measurable emission reduction.

It is also a practical use of a former landfill site for which there would otherwise be limited options and critically, it offers the opportunity to deliver cost savings to Council and ratepayers.

The project will see Council exceed national renewable energy targets, and means council will go beyond simple compliance with the Commonwealth’s renewable energy targets.

Upon completion, Council-owned sites will purchase 100 per cent renewable energy – a great outcome for the environment, Council and the community.It will lower emissions and lower energy costs, as well as make an important contribution to the development of new, renewable energy in Victoria, thereby putting Nillumbik ahead on some key measures.

The Solar Farm completion is one of my top priorities upon being elected as your Wingrove Ward Councillor.