Moreland City Council

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We’re committed to tackling climate change. That’s why we’ve made the TAKE2 pledge. Check out the work we’ve been doing to reduce our emissions and our plans for the future.

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Our pledge

When it comes to action on climate change, Moreland is leading the charge.

Moreland City Council has fostered ground-breaking partnerships and demonstrated a serious ongoing commitment to working towards a zero carbon future. Moreland City Council was the second Victorian local government and the third in Australia to be certified carbon neutral for its corporate operations under the National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS), first achieving this in December 2012.

The Council Corporate Carbon Reduction Plan 2015-2020  (PDF 3Mb) details our priorities and actions to reduce corporate emissions.

The Zero Carbon Evolution Strategy details our priorities and actions to help reduce our Community's carbon emissions. To find out more on our strategy for reducing emissions across the community and for tips to improve your energy efficiency, visit our reducing the community's emissions page

Our commitments

Our TAKE2 actions


    Our stories

    Since 2009, Moreland City Council has been progressively improving the energy efficiency of our buildings. These works have transformed the energy efficiency of Council’s high profile community hubs, by achieving a reduction of over 1000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.

    Council has also invested in electric vehicle charging infrastructure at 6 locations in Moreland which is more than any other Council in Australia. All these stations are available free to use by electric vehicle users.

    In 2014-15, Council adopted its new Corporate Carbon Reduction Plan and installed over 220kW of solar panels were  on Council buildings. Also, public lighting in the south of the municipality has been upgraded to high efficiency LED, achieving a 75% energy saving and nearly 2000 tonnes of greenhouse gas reductions annually.

    Council is working on new commercial scale  projects including solar PV and public lighting in the north of the municipality. In 2015-16 Council will install an additional 200kW of Solar PV across its buildings and retrofit public lighting in the north of the municipality that will save a massive 3500 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually.