Yearly Archives: 2015

Low Carbon West in 2015

Low Carbon West has received welcome acknowledgement at the end of a year of hard work by the project group to begin implementing the strategy. On 19 November, members of the team met with the Minister for Industry, Energy and

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WAGA Annual Report 2014-2015 – Late notice!

WAGA’s Annual Report for the 2014-2015 financial year has been uploaded. Apologies for being three months late. Here it is. You’re welcome to contact us if you have any questions, comments or would like to know more about WAGA’s activities

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Energy Efficiency and Productivity Summit – a wrap-up

On 25 August, the Victorian Government held an Energy Efficiency and Productivity Summit, hosted by the Minister for Energy, Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio MP, and the Department of Economic Development, Jobs Transport and Resources. It was an effective way to update

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How can businesses finance solar?

Low Carbon West is a strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across a broad range of sectors in the western region of Melbourne. At the regional level, our first priority is to help businesses reduce their energy use. Why? Because

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Hobsons Bay – expressions of interest to supply and install energy efficient lighting

Hobsons Bay City Council is inviting Expressions of Interest (EoI) for the supply and installation of energy efficient lighting options for businesses and residents across Hobsons Bay. Council plans to run lighting upgrade programs utilising the services of preferred lighting

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WAGA’s new contact details – from 1 July 2015

The Western Alliance for Greenhouse Action is moving offices from Wyndham City Council to Brimbank City Council on 1 July 2015. This is in accordance with WAGA’s terms of reference that the host council position should circulate between member councils. WAGA

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Case studies of sustainable businesses

A business case can be made for reducing energy or materials use, including a switch to renewable power. Through the Smarter Resources Smarter Business program, Sustainability Victoria discovered that, for Victorian businesses, the average payback period for energy efficiency is 3.3 years and

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Wyndham’s Water Action Plan – Adapting to Climate Change

Adapting to climate change is at the core of the Water Action Plan 2015-2020 adopted by Wyndham City at its Ordinary Council Meeting on 27 April. According to Cr Peter Gibbons, it’s the first Council plan to do so. “The

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Highpoint Shopping Centre – Victorian Development of the Year

Highpoint in Maribyrnong was named Victorian Development of the Year at the Property Council of Australia/Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards last week. The centre was expanded in 2013 with a sustainability focus. Features include: A new ‘Eco Mall’

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Hobsons Bay and the Toyota Way

Hobsons Bay City Council held a Business Breakfast on 16 April, attended by more than 150 business leaders from the municipality. Andreas Kammel, Environment Policy Manager for Toyota Australia, was an inspiring guest speaker. He spoke of how the ‘Toyota

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