Shoalhaven City Council has taken out top honours for their knowledge sharing at the inaugural national Cities Power Partnership Summit Awards.
Shoalhaven Council staff coordinated the South East NSW Council’s Buddy Group, joining forces with Bega Valley, Eurobodalla, Wingecarribee and Kiama Councils. The Knowledge Sharing Award recognised the Buddy Group as being an active regional network to share ideas and learn from others working on similar issues relating to climate disruption and energy.
Mayor Amanda Findley is proud that Shoalhaven City Council was one of the first councils to sign up for the Cities Power Partnership Program and has been suitably acknowledged at the inaugural awards for their collaboration.
“Belonging to the Cities Power Partnership is really about facilitating Councils to reach their emissions reduction targets and sharing knowledge with each other,” Clr Findley said.
“I am incredibly proud to be only a few years into our agreement and already kicking some great goals when it comes to networking with other Councils and working towards building a sustainable Shoalhaven.”
“At the end of the day, our Buddy Group from the NSW South East is made up of Councils just like us, all dealing with the same challenges and issues.”
“We have shown that Shoalhaven City Council are stepping up and getting the job done, and it's important for us to celebrate these quiet achievers who have been working hard behind the scenes to improve their local communities."
The Climate Council’s Cities Powers Partnership is a free National Program that brings together Australian towns and cities making the switch to clean energy.