City of Canada Bay takes home top gong for environmental sustainability
Wed, 21/10/2020 - 16:03

“We are thrilled to have won the Local Government NSW Excellence in the Environment Awards’ Local Sustainability Award,” City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas said.

“This award is the culmination of years of work and collaboration between our dedicated council staff and active community.

“I join the community in congratulating our staff for this tremendous achievement and excellence in sustainability.”

LGNSW President Linda Scott has commended the City of Canada Bay for its impressive efforts and said the Council was a standout among an impressive field of 16 finalists.

“City of Canada Bay Council has done an outstanding job of developing a strategy that will lead their community to an environmentally sustainable future. It has already resulted in a 35 per cent reduction in council operational emissions and increased community recycling efforts,” Councillor Scott said.

“Canada Bay is a great example of how councils punch well above their weight in delivering outstanding environmental outcomes with limited resources at their disposal.”

The City of Canada Bay’s Environmental Strategy 2025 maps out the key environmental issues for the area and how Council plans to respond to them in collaboration with our community.

The hallmark of the strategy is two ambitious carbon emissions targets:

  • Net-zero emissions for Council by 2030
  • Net-zero emissions for the community by 2050

These targets are accompanied by a range of other sustainability-related targets and goals, including plans for the City of Canada Bay to grow its tree canopy to 25%, increase cycleways by 30%, and work with community partners to make the Parramatta River swimmable again.