Have your say on renewable energy

Broken Hill Civic Centre. PICTURE: Gavin Schmidt/BT Archives

This Tuesday, workshops relating to the city’s future and renewable energy will be held at the Broken Hill Civic Centre. 


These Renewable Energy Workshops will be hosted by Ashley Bland, founder and Executive Director of Constructive Energy. The morning session held from 9.30am to 10.30am will be directed at community groups and individuals. The evening session held from 5.30pm to 6.30pm will be directed at local businesses. 


In recent years the Broken Hill City Council has adopted a Renewable Energy Action Plan, a Sustainability Strategy and declared a Climate Emergency to show its commitment toward reducing its carbon footprint.


Jay Nankivell, Council’s General Manager, said that they would love to hear other ideas from the public regarding renewable energy options. 


“Council has stated that it is committed to utilising renewable energy moving forward, and one of the key projects in realising that aim is the construction of a medium-scale solar array to reduce the city’s reliance on fossil fuels and decrease costs,” he said.


“That’s only one project, however, and I’m sure there are plenty of people in Broken Hill who have great ideas on how we can embrace renewable energy – not just from a Council perspective, but as a whole community.


“Although we have separate sessions set up for different groups, if you can’t make the morning session, please come along to the evening session, and vice versa.


“It’s important everyone shares their ideas, regardless of if the session is for individuals, groups, or businesses.” 


If anyone interested in attending the sessions cannot make it, Council has suggested contacting their Waste and Sustainability Manager, Kathy Graham, on 0427 997 354.

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