Council Support

There are many ways that sustainability is relevant to the way that local Councils operate.  Firstly, Councils are organisations that use resources to operate.  They construct and run buildings, pools and administration buildings that use energy and water, and run fleets of vehicles to get around the areas they manage.  Looking for operational efficiencies to reduce their own ‘ecological footprint’ can also deliver financial saving that are good for ratepayers.

Secondly, there are many services that Councils deliver that impact on the sustainability of their communities.  The most obvious one is the role Councils play in landuse planning and development.  This includes the way that neighbourhoods and towns are structured, as well as the way individual homes and businesses are planned and constructed.

Some the things that Sustaining Our Towns did to support Councils included:



  • One Year of Successful Sustainable Housing Consultations, One to Go!

    September 23rd, 2015

    The Googong Sustainable Building Advisory Service has been up and running for 1 year now, with over a year to go and consultations still available at no cost to you!

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  • New Googong home owners benefit from Free Sustainable Building Advisory Service

    November 24th, 2014

    The Googong Sustainable Housing Project providing people building in Googong FREE consultations and workshops is . . .

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  • Free consultations still available

    October 29th, 2014

    The Googong Sustainable Housing project has now been up and running for just over 6 weeks and is well under way.

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