2023 Local Government NSW Awards(Back to top)
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.
2022 Local Government NSW Awards(Back to top)
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.
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.
Sustainability performance(Back to top)
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(Back to top)
Learn about the goal for the future, why it is important, what Council is currently doing and what the future actions are: