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Media Release
Federal Minister for the Environment and Heritage
The Hon. Dr David Kemp

24 November 2003

Local Water Partnership to Follow Greenhouse Model


Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Dr David Kemp, today presented achievement awards to over 40 local councils that have achieved significant milestones as part of the Cities for Climate Protection (CCP) Australia program, which is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Speaking at the Australian Local Government Association National Assembly in Canberra this morning, Dr Kemp also announced $1 million funding over five years for a Water Campaign based on the successful CCP Australia approach.

"CCP is not only the world's largest local government greenhouse gas abatement initiative but CCP Australia also has the fastest uptake and largest number of participating local governments of any country in the world, with over 180 CCP councils - representing over 75 per cent of Australia's population - actively working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions," Dr Kemp said.

"Local governments play a key role in Australia's greenhouse gas abatement strategy. They have the capacity to influence almost 50 per cent of Australia's total greenhouse gas emissions not only by implementing direct actions to limit emissions and promote sustainability, but also educating businesses, industries and households in their areas.

"The success of CCP Australia in galvanising local government action and achieving greenhouse gas reduction is world class - saving 740,714 tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2002-2003.

"The Howard Government is providing national leadership in achieving proper management of our scarce water resources and I am delighted that alongside the highly successful CCP program for greenhouse action, we will have in place a parallel program for water. We will work with the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) and local governments to deliver natural resource management practices and enhanced water efficiency measures.

"The Water Campaign, which brings together all aspects of water management, is an opportunity for local governments to show their communities how to best manage their water resources in a coordinated way."

The Howard Government has funded Cities for Climate Protection Australia, through ICLEI, with $15.7 million over six years to help local governments and their communities reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


Backgrounder

Local Government Achievement Awards presented by the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, 24 November 2003

Local Government Achievement Awards presented by the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, 24 November 2003
Council
State
Award*
Byron Shire Council NSW CCP™ Political DeclarationCCP™ Milestone 1
Hawkesbury City Council NSW CCP™ Milestone 4
Holroyd City Council NSW CCP™ Political Declaration
Hornsby Shire Council NSW CCP™ Plus – Alliances CertificateWater Campaign Political DeclarationWater Campaign Milestone 1 (Corporate)Water Campaign Milestone 1 (Community)Green Purchasing Pilot Program Certificate
Hurstville City Council NSW CCP™ Milestone 3
Liverpool City Council NSW CCP™ Milestone 2 & 3
Penrith City Council NSW CCP™ Milestone 4
Port Stephens Council NSW CCP™ Milestone 2CCP™ Milestone 3
Shellharbour City Council NSW Water Campaign Political Declaration
South Sydney City Council   CCP™ Milestone 3
     
Tweed Shire Council NSW CCP™ Milestone 4
Wingecarribee Shire Council   CCP™ Milestone 3
Wollongong City Council NSW Water Campaign Milestone 1 (Community)Water Campaign Milestone 2 (Corporate)
Palmerston City Council NT CCP™ Political DeclarationCCP™ Milestone 1CCP™ Milestone 2
City of Rockhampton Qld CCP™ Milestone 1
City of Hervey Bay Qld CCP™ Milestone 3
Beaudesert Shire Council Qld CCP™ Political Declaration
City of Charles Sturt SA CCP™ Milestone 5CCP™ Plus
City of Burnside SA CCP™ Milestone 5Green Purchasing Pilot Program Certificate
City of Marion SA Green Purchasing Pilot Program Certificate
City of Mitcham SA Water Campaign Milestone 2 (Corporate)Water Campaign Milestone 1 (Community)Water Campaign Milestone 2 (Community)
City of Playford SA CCP™ Milestone 5
City of Port Adelaide/Enfield SA CCP™ Milestone 5
City of Tea Tree Gully SA CCP™ Milestone 5CCP™ Plus
City of West Torrens SA CCP™ PlusGreen Purchasing Pilot Program Certificate
Banyule City Council Vic CCP™ Milestone 5CCP™ Plus
City of Boroondara   Water Campaign Milestone 2 (Corporate)
Gannawarra Shire Council Vic CCP™ Milestone 2CCP™ Milestone 3
City of Greater Dandenong Vic Water Campaign Milestone 1 (Community)Water Campaign Milestone 1 (Corporate)
Hepburn Shire Council Vic CCP™ Political Declaration
Hobsons Bay City Council Vic Water Campaign Political Declaration
Hume City Council Vic CCP™ Milestone 3Water Campaign Political Declaration
City of Manningham Vic Water Campaign Political Declaration
Maroondah City Council Vic Water Campaign Milestone 1 (Community)Green Purchasing Pilot Program Certificate
City of Melbourne Vic Green Purchasing Pilot Program Certificate
Shire of Melton Vic Water Campaign Political Declaration
Moreland City Council Vic Water Campaign Milestone 1 (Corporate)
City of Stonnington Vic Water Campaign Political Declaration
Surf Coast Shire Council   CCP™ Milestone 1CCP™ Milestone 2
Whitehorse City Council   CCP™ Milestone 1CCP™ Milestone 2Water Campaign Political DeclarationWater Campaign Milestone 1 (Community)
Whittlesea City Council Vic Green Purchasing Pilot Program Certificate
City of Wyndham Vic CCP™ Milestone 2Water Campaign Political Declaration
City of Melville   CCP™ Plus – Alliances Certificate

* Cities for Climate Protection™ (CCP™) Australia has the following milestones:

The Water Campaign is based on the CCP™ Australia approach and has the following milestones:

And so on to Milestone 5

Commonwealth of Australia