Brimbank Solar Sports Program kicks off

The Brimbank Solar Sports Program is kicking goals for the planet and local sports clubs.

Solar PV units will be installed at Council’s sport facilities to reduce their greenhouse emissions as part of this capital works project. This will help Council achieve zero carbon emissions for Brimbank municipality by 2040, part of its Climate Emergency Plan.

So far, the solar panels have been installed at Dempster Park football cricket ground, Kevin Flint Memorial, Selwyn Reserve cricket and soccer ground, and at Churchill Reserve. Council will continue to roll out this program to eligible sport facilities this financial year.

Brimbank Council declared a climate emergency in 2019 and has committed an ambitious target of zero net emissions for the whole municipality by 2040.

Transitioning to a city powered by 100% renewable, clean electricity is how we get there.

Installing solar panels, switching to all–electric appliances and disconnecting from outdated gas appliances, which use fossil fuels, is a great way to do your bit to achieve this important goal.

Learn more about installing solar and going all-electric at your home, business or community group through the Council’s 100% Renewable Brimbank service. Visit brimbank.vic.gov.au/renewable to learn more.

Quotes to be attributed to Brimbank Mayor Cr Jasmine Nguyen:

“This project will help local sports clubs using these facilities save money on their energy bills. So it’s not only great for the environment, but it is also investing in the health and wellbeing of our community.

“By taking action like installing solar across our community, we can help make Brimbank’s environment cleaner, greener, cooler and healthier for generations to come.

“We need everyone’s efforts to make a difference. Let’s work together to achieve 100% Renewable Brimbank.”

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