Greening our buildings and streets

To adapt to the increasing heat and weather impacts of climate change we will need to rethink the way we design, construct, maintain and use our buildings, homes and gardens.  We can be smarter about how we use energy by adopting new and cleaner technologies to reduce our impact on the environment and save some money in the process.

We are changing the way we plan streetscapes and the way we use natural shade to aid in cooling.  For information on how we are planning to achieve this view the Green City Strategic Management Plan (1.3Mb).

Great news! 

More than 1,200 solar panels will soon be installed at three of our highest energy-consuming sites, Noarlunga Civic Centre, our Field Operations Centre at Seaford Meadows and Woodcroft Community Centre, our northern Green Hub.  This is expected to save over $80,000 per year and reduce our emissions by a whopping 33 tonnes of CO2 annually.

Installation is planned to occur between June to September 2019 and we estimate that the project will pay for itself in just over five years.


Green Buildings Initiative
Birdseye view of the McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Visitor Information Centre showing solar panels

Solar panels

Energy saving advice
Dials labelled Kilowatt Hours

Trees and urban greening
Street trees thumb