Moreland City Council

The City of Moreland covers the inner and mid-northern suburbs of Melbourne. It lies between four and 14km north of central Melbourne and covers a diverse range of communities and the suburbs of Brunswick, Brunswick East, Brunswick West, Pascoe Vale, Pascoe Vale South, Coburg, Coburg North, Hadfield, Fawkner, Glenroy, Oak Park and Gowanbrae. Small sections of the suburbs of Fitzroy North and Tullamarine are also located in the City. Key features of Moreland’s regional context include proximity to Melbourne’s Central Business District (CBD) and good transport links to the CBD, ports, airport and industrial areas. Moreland City Council (Council) provides services to the community through our buildings and facilities, fleet, in-house waste collection services as well as the use of contractors for waste collection services and the provision of public (street) lighting.

Moreland City Council currently has over 300 buildings within its portfolio including civic centres, aquatic and sports leisure centres, community centres, pavilions, maternal/child care centres, kindergartens, libraries and depots, as well as other facilities including public lighting and parks and reserves. The majority of these buildings/facilities are used by Council, however, some are leased by a third party.

“Council maintains its carbon neutral certification as a demonstration of leadership in monitoring and mitigating our contribution to climate change.”

Type of certification

Organisation.

How long have you been certified carbon neutral?

Council has been certified carbon neutral for its operations from 1 July 2011.

Why are you carbon neutral?

Council began working towards carbon neutral operations in 2007 when it endorsed its first Climate Action Plan. Council maintains its carbon neutral certification as a demonstration of leadership in monitoring and mitigating our contribution to climate change.

What are the benefits of your carbon neutral certification?

It drives annual monitoring of operational emissions to inform actions to further reduce emissions and has improved data management. Other benefits have been branding and reputational credibility, staff engagement opportunities (e.g. enabling staff personal offsetting through shared offset provider), and improved stakeholder and supply chain awareness.

What offset projects do you support?

Council selects offset projects consistent with the criteria in its Carbon Offsets Policy. For 2017-18, Council selected Climate Active accredited offsets from wind power projects in India and China.

Why did you choose these projects?

The selected wind power projects contribute to sustainable development in the local community, and India and China as a whole. The projects help reduce the level of air pollution caused by burning coal, as well as reducing other environmental impacts from extracting and processing fossil fuels. The projects create jobs for local people during construction and with their continued operation.

What else are you doing to reduce emissions?

From 1 January 2019, Council has purchased 100 per cent of its annual electricity demand from Crowlands Windfarm in regional Victoria, following a group procurement by the Melbourne Renewable Energy Project. This effectively means all Council’s operational electricity use is zero emissions. Other recent actions to further reduce Council’s operational emissions include the purchase during 2018/19 of an additional 10 battery electric vehicles for its light vehicle fleet and the installation of more dedicated recharging stations.

What has been the impact of your action?

Council’s operational emissions are anticipated to have reduced by close to 70 per cent against the baseline year once the full year impact of purchasing 100 per cent renewable electricity flows through in 2019/20.

What advice would you give to a business considering certification?

Integrate the data gathering and management of emissions within a broader approach to resource efficiency and continuous improvement.

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Public Disclosure Statement

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2019-20

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2018-2019

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2017-2018

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2019-11-11

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2011-2012

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