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Corporate Emissions Reduction Plan 2020–2030

The Council is committed to mitigating the impacts of climate change and creating a more sustainable community.

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The Council has committed to achieving zero corporate carbon emissions by 2030, which has led to the development of the Corporate Emissions Reduction Plan.

The Plan aligns with the Council’s Strategic Management Plan CityPlan 2030: Shaping our Future which incorporates four key Outcomes—Social Equity, Cultural Vitality, Economic  Prosperity and Environmental Sustainability.

Why a Corporate Emissions Reduction Plan?

Avoiding and reducing carbon emissions from the Council’s corporate operations: 

  • provides a range of direct and indirect benefits to the Council and to the broader community
  • supports national and international commitments in working towards mitigating the impacts of climate change.


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The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters has successfully reduced its carbon footprint by an impressive 19.5% over the past four years.

In the 2018/19 financial year, the Council’s baseline corporate carbon emissions profile was approximately 1,890 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per year. Fast forward to the 2022/23 financial year, and through diligent efforts, the Council has reduced its emissions to approximately 1,522 tonnes, marking a significant milestone.

Key achievements include a 44% reduction in electricity emissions through energy efficiency initiatives, a 22% reduction in natural gas emissions, and 10% reduction of transport emissions through the transition of passenger fleet to hybrid vehicles.

The Council is proud of its accomplishments and remain dedicated to furthering its environmental goals. Learn more about the Council’s Corporate Carbon Emissions journey and future initiatives below.

Timeline of Initiatives


  • LED Street Light transition.


  • Solar PV and battery roll out at Norwood Town Hall, and
  • LED lights installed at Norwood Town Hall.


  • low emissions fleet transition plan;
  • energy efficiency and water audits;
  • additional solar (St Peters Childcare Centre upgrade)
  • smart irrigation meters;
  • started transition to hybrid vehicles, and
  • Lighting upgrade at the Works Depot.


  • public EV Charging Stations installed
  • replacement of gas heater with electric at Payneham Community Centre
  • additional solar (Works Depot, Payneham Library)
  • smart irrigation meters continued; and
  • transition to hybrid vehicles continued.

To find out how the Council plans on reaching this target, download:

Corporate Emissions Reduction Plan 2020-2030