2007 Banksia Local Government Award
Retrofitting Randwick – Randwick City Council, NSW
Retrofitting Randwick – an Initiative Of Randwick Council’s Sustaining our City Program, now in its third year, has transformed the City’s approach to the environment and sustainability and resulted in a wide range of innovative programs and projects to protect and improve our local environment.
Randwick’s Home Energy Makeover has saved approximately 2,000 tonnes of CO2 from the residential sector, and $400,000 off household energy bills. To date 600 residents have taken the Home Energy Pledge with 250 Home Energy Audits completed free of charge. 20 million litres of potable town water have been saved in projects across Council’s buildings and operations.
Proactive partnerships have been fostered with sustainability thinkers, innovators, companies and organisations such as the University of NSW, University of Sydney, Planet Ark, Jackgreen Energy, Vox Bandicoot and Planet Footprint together with State Government departments.
Over the past 12 months the Sustaining our City initiative has attracted external funding of more than $2.5m to support Council’s environmental programs.
- Paradise Protected – Magnetic Island , Townsville City Council’s Water Matters Alliance, QLD
- Switch Your Thinking! Programme- Cities of Armadale and Gosnells and Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire, WA
- The Clarence Floodplain Project Clarence Valley Council – Floodplain Services, NSW
- Water for an Active Future in a Dry City - City of Melbourne, VIC