Our Climate Emergency Response Strategy outlines how we are working towards minimising our contribution to Climate Change. The Strategy outlines how Council will action improvements through a series of mitigation and adaptation initiatives.
City of Darwin is committed to achieving net-zero emissions by 2030. It will aim to do this through implementing actions in the following areas;
- Leadership and governance;
- Resilience and adaptation;
- Energy efficiency and renewable energy;
- Sustainable transport; and
- Circular economy.
City of Darwin will draw upon the best available knowledge to make innovative, evidence-based decisions in these areas.
Supporting Infrastructure Design
Infrastructure represents a major investment for City of Darwin and so it is important to ensure that it is designed and constructed to accommodate the predicted effects of climate change.
Darwin has identified the introduction of renewable energy as a priority, and investigation into the potential use of renewable energy for future projects is ongoing. Installations include:
- Smith Street Mall – 2Kw
- Casuarina swimming pool – 58Kw
- Nightcliff swimming pool – 59Kw
- Casuarina Library – 99Kw
- Operations Centre – 100Kw
- Civic Centre – 210Kw
At the Shoal Bay Waste Management Facility, we have created a partnership with Landfill Management Services (LMS) and established the first waste to energy facility in a tropical region. The Darwin Renewable Energy Facility produces electricity from methane gas harvested from the landfill which powers 1, 000 Darwin homes.