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Energy and emissions reductions

The MAV supports the Victorian Government’s commitment to position our state as a leader in responding to climate change. We are a founding partner of the Victorian Government’s Take2 initiative, and we advocated for and welcomed the State’s decision to set emissions reduction and renewable energy targets.

We work collaboratively with the regional greenhouse alliances and also participate in the climate officer network, which comprises officers of interstate local government associations and the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA).

We’ve undertaken advocacy and made a number of submissions related to energy efficiency, renewable energy and emissions reductions, including most recently our response to the Department of the Environment and Energy’s `Review of climate change policies’ discussion paper (Word - 128KB) and our response to the Victorian Government’s ​ Community Renewable Energy Projects Discussion Paper (PDF - 1.11MB).

Sustainable buildings

We support sustainability in the built environment through the work of the Council Alliance for a Sustainable Built Environment (CASBE).

CASBE is an association of Victorian councils committed to the creation of a sustainable built environment within and beyond their municipalities. CASBE is an unincorporated local government alliance auspiced by the MAV.

Energy efficient public lighting

Together with our project partner Ironbark Sustainability we provided a program to support local government’s energy efficient street lighting bulk changeovers. We worked with councils to develop project plans, design specifications, a procurement panel and implementation support. Following the success of this residential street lighting program, we’re now seeking to implement a similar project in relation to major road lighting. Stay tuned.