3 Council Regional Environment Program

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History of the program

rose_bay_promenadeThis project commenced in December 2007 and the basis for the collaboration between the three councils (Woollahra, Waverley and Randwick) was a three-year Urban Sustainability Grant from The Department of Environment and Climate Change (DECC) totalling $1.875 million dollars.

Each council undertook at least one major and one minor project together with a number of joint projects that were coordinated across the three local government areas. This included the Rose Bay Promenade stormwater harvesting project in Woollahra. In 2012, the three councils agreed to continue to fund the partnership at the closing of the grant period.

The 3-Council Regional Environment Program adopts an integrated approach that focuses on capacity building between the three Councils and the local community to implement a range of tangible actions capable of producing measurable reductions in our ecological footprint across the eastern suburbs.

Current projects

The three councils collaborate on a range of current projects:

Solar My Club

Solar my club with solar panelsPower your club with sunshine and cut energy costs

Join our free Solar my Club program!

This free initiative is helping Clubs and community organisations in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs save on energy bills with solar power, by providing support from start to finish.

How we help:

  • A free expert solar assessment to help choose the right size solar power system
  • Estimates on system cost, savings and financial incentives
  • Advice on funding and payment options
  • Support in selecting a quality system from a trusted installer
  • Promoting and celebrating your Club’s inspirational solar project

Benefits for Clubs and Community organisations:

  • Free expert advice valued at over $6,000
  • Saving money on energy bills
  • Access to cheaper green energy
  • Reducing your Club’s carbon footprint
  • Demonstrating leadership to your members, patrons and community

This program has a proven track record of success, having helped over 40 schools in Sydney’s eastern suburbs go solar with the similar multi-award winning Solar My School program.

Find out more and register today:

Contact us at info@solarmyclub.org.au or 9083 8096.

Compost Revolution

Compost binsThe Compost Revolution supports residents in composting and reducing their waste to landfill. Through both face-to-face workshops and online resources, you can learn more about turning your food waste into valuable, free fertiliser. Residents of Woollahra are also eligible for a discounted compost bin or worm farm.

Find out more about joining the Compost Revolution.

Eastern Suburbs Sustainable Schools Network

ESSSN meetingThe Eastern Suburbs Sustainable Schools Network (ESSSN) is a support network for all schools and preschools in the Woollahra, Waverley and Randwick council areas. Interested teachers, parents and others meet each term to discuss sustainability in schools, find out what other schools are doing and learn about the resources and programs that are available to help.

Find out more about the ESSSN.

Solar My School

Solar My SchoolLots of local schools want solar power but don’t know where to start. Solar My School is a free Council program to help local schools navigate a path to solar success, from start to finish.

To find out more, or register your schools interest, visit the Solar My School website.

Barrett House

Barrett HouseWoollahra Municipal Council, Randwick City Council and Waverley Council joined forces to develop a sustainable demonstration house, which provides residents, visitors and students the opportunity to see working examples of practical sustainability measures.

Find out more about visiting Barrett House.

More information

Contact info@reduceyourfootprint.com.au for more information on any of these programs or visit Reduce Your Footprint.