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North Sydney Council



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Street lighting

Project summary

North Sydney Council received Australian Government Funding to make energy efficiency improvements across the Council’s largest and busiest sites – North Sydney Olympic Pool, Stanton Library, Council Chambers, Council Depot at North Sydney, New South Wales.

Need for project

North Sydney Council have an ongoing commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% below 1996 levels by 2030. The energy upgrades implemented will see improvements at the North Sydney Council Chambers, Stanton Library, Swimming Pool and the Council Depot. These facilities are used by a range of community groups from swimming schools and clubs through to book groups and environmental organisations.

Project deliverables and outcomes

Using Australian Government funding and a co-contribution by the North Sydney Council, a range of energy savings measures were carried out. Sites received lighting upgrades –– including a variety of lighting controls and the installation of energy efficient lighting. Other works include improvements to the pumping systems and control strategy at the Olympic Pool and air conditioning optimization at the Council Chambers and Library. Solar hot water upgrades and a voltage power optimization system were installed at the Central Depot. This has resulted in energy, maintenance and annual savings to benefiting the Council and wider community.

An additional benefit was Council identifying an additional three sites to also receive upgrades. Funding was not applied for nor used for these additional sites.

Final Report


This Activity received funding from the Commonwealth of Australia as part of the Community Energy Efficiency Program.


The views expressed herein are not necessarily the views of the Commonwealth of Australia, and the Commonwealth does not accept responsibility for any information or advice contained herein.