News

12
Feb

EAGA Annual Report 2018-19 released!

EAGA’s Annual Report 2018-19 is now available. Some highlights: For every dollar contributed in membership fees, approximately $2.30 is returned to EAGA councils through project-based savings The joint Energy Performance Contract program is delivering over $200K/yr in savings and 1,500 tonnes of abatement for the first tranche of councils. Projects are now being rolled out across the second tranche of

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12
Feb

EAGA provides evidence to Parliamentary Inquiry

Following EAGA’s submission to (EAGA) the Victorian Legislative Assembly Environment and Planning Committee’s Inquiry into Tackling Climate Change in Victorian Communities, EAGA’s Chair and Executive Officer we asked to present to the Committee on 5 Dec 2019. A transcript of the hearing is available on the State Government’s website.   Read EAGA’s full submission here. 

19
Nov

EAGA Annual Report 2017-18 released!

EAGA’s Annual Report 2017-18 is now available – some highlights: For every dollar contributed in membership fees, approximately $2.41 is returned to EAGA councils through project-based savings The joint Energy Performance Contract program has expanded from four to six councils. A number of major energy conservation measures have been implemented that are expected to deliver ~$200K/yr in savings and 1,500

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16
Aug

Glen Eira wins award for FOGO program

On Wednesday 18 July Glen Eira City Council won the Yarra Valley Water – Outstanding Local Government Initiative in Collection/Processing/Marketing for their food waste recycling project at the Australian Organics Recycling Association Awards. Since the introduction of food waste recycling on 1 May 2018, 11,000 kitchen caddies have been delivered to residents and already there has been a significant reduction

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20
May

EAGA meets with Minister for Roads on major roads lighting

In May 2018, EAGA met with the Minister for Roads (Hon. Luke Donnellan MP) to discuss an equitable co-investment model for replacing cost-shared lights. EAGA’s business case report demonstrates that the region may forgo savings of $2.1M and 7,592 tonnes of emissions annually if the lights remain unchanged. An estimated up-front investment of $8.8M is required from the State to

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