Call for local solutions on housing and heatwave risk

The energy sector should collaborate with state and local governments to develop solutions that alleviate demand during heatwaves given ‘peak pricing’ is likely to negatively impact vulnerable residents, experts say.

Government News in 2018 – Bigger, better, brighter

Thanks for your support of Government News in 2017. Our last newsletter for the year will be next Tuesday 19 December. We will be back on Friday 5 January 2018. We have a lot planned for 2018. Not far into the new year we’ll be launching a new website and a new look newsletter. That […]

Randwick Council tops NSW council sustainability awards

By Paul Hemsley and Julian Bajkowski There’s no shortage of awards and prizes for sustainability initiatives, but Sydney’s Randwick City Council has taken out top honours over its state local government peers for its unwavering commitment to a long-term, well-rounded suite of community measures designed to deliver water, waste and energy savings. The Eastern Suburbs […]

Fremantle pool goes geothermal

By Julian Bajkowski Councils across Australia might be looking to the sun to offset the rising costs of municipal pool heating, but in the historic Western Australian City of Fremantle they’re digging for fire to keep bathers warm when in the water. The innovative council has confirmed that a test-bore it has sunk to tap […]

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