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Leading by Example

2023 Local Government NSW Awards

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Parramatta recognised for environmental achievements

The City of Parramatta has reaffirmed its green credentials, with two projects highly commended at this year’s LGNSW Excellence in the Environment awards in Sydney (Local Government NSW).

Council’s civic, community and cultural hub, PHIVE at 5 Parramatta Square was acknowledged at the awards for sustainable infrastructure.

The City’s efforts to improve water quality at Milson Park was recognised in the water management category.

Opened in September 2022, PHIVE link to here please is a 6-Star Green Star, carbon neutral building powered by 100% renewable electricity, encapsulating Council’s commitment to careful environmental consideration through its construction and operation.

Milson Park is an urban catchment-scale stormwater treatment project at Westmead delivered by the City of Parramatta and Sydney Water. For information about the Revitalising Milson Park project visit Milson Park Master Plan page.

4 people holding an award, background is natural leaf foliage
Caption from left to right: James Smallson, Executive Director City Assets & Operations; Councillor Dr Patricia Prociv; Councillor Kellie Darley; Sami Khalil (PHIVE Building Manager).


2022 Local Government NSW Awards

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City of Parramatta green programs win gold at the 2022 Local Government NSW Awards

Two of the City of Parramatta’s innovative environmental sustainability programs have been recognised at the 2022 Local Government NSW's Excellence in the Environment Awards. 

City of Parramatta staff accepting award
From left to right: Bryan Hynes, CEO; Nicole Carnegie, Acting Executive Director City Engagement & Experience/ Director City Strategy; Luke Wolstencroft, Strategy Manager; John Warburton, Executive Director City Assets & Operations; Karen Jones, Project Team Lead; James Smallson, Group Manager Environment & Sustainability; Edy Rustam, Contract Manager; Councillor, Dr Patricia Prociv. Absent: Councillor Kellie Darley.

Our ‘Electric Vehicles: Driving a Sustainable Future’ program took out the award for Innovation in Planning, Policies and Decision Making, while the ‘Smart LED Streetlighting Project’ won the Towards Net Zero Emissions category.

These exciting projects, created as part of the City’s Environmental Sustainability Strategy demonstrate City of Parramatta’s leadership in environmental planning and performance and have already delivered benefits to our community including reducing emissions, pollution, and creating new economic opportunities for our City.

Read the media release

Learn more about these projects.

Sustainability performance

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We know the big issues that affect our City, from urban heat to the health of our waterways. While we can influence businesses and the wider community, we can make direct change through how we conduct our own business.

This means the decisions we make every day – the energy and water we use, how we minimise our waste, how e manage our fleet and staff travel, and the purchase decisions we make – can be best in class.

Leading by example is about:

  • showing how it’s done, we can inspire best practice among local business and our residents
  • as Sydney’s Central City, we want to lead the way in sustainability and environmental performance

Three key priorities

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Learn about the goal for the future, why it is important, what Council is currently doing and what the future actions are:

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