Community Energy Efficiency Program

New Future Project - Sustainable Future for Maitland City Council 

Maitland City Council was awarded $646,607 in grant funding from the Australian Government.

As a result, the New Future Project:

  • Assisted Council to reduce its carbon footprint by significantly reducing Council's energy usage and energy expenses.
  • Raised awareness in energy efficiency within the community and motivate behavioural change in relation to the community's energy usage

This grant funding was used to assist Council to implement 38 energy efficiency projects across 32 Council sites. A full list of sites and works can be found below.

Community Awareness

Improving energy efficiency is one of the best ways to reduce energy costs and CO2 emissions.

Maitland City Council is committed to raising awareness about energy efficiency in the community and provides a range of information and initiatives including:

Full List of Sites and Projects

List of Sites and Projects

Thornton Childcare

Air-conditioning Upgrade

Metford Childcare Centre

Air-conditioning Upgrade

Visitor Information Centre Solar Hot Water System Upgrade
Kookaburra Corner (Rutherford Childcare) Solar Hot Water System Upgrade
Thornton Library  Lighting Improvements

Shamrock Hill Multi-purpose Centre

Lighting Improvements

No 1 Sports Ground

Flood Light Upgrade

Tenambit Community Centre

Lighting Improvements

Metford Childcare Centre

Lighting Improvements

Rutherford Library Lighting Improvements
Metford Community Centre  Lighting Improvements
Rutherford Community Centre  Lighting Improvements
Visitor Information Centre  Lighting Improvements
Thornton Childcare  Lighting Improvements

Woodberry Oval

Flood Light Upgrade

East Maitland Community Centre

Lighting Improvements

Bruce Street Community Hall

Lighting Improvements

Woodberry Community   Hall Lighting Improvements
Shamrock Hill Childcare  Lighting Improvements
Thornton Community Centre  Lighting Improvements
Tenambit Community Centre  Heat Reflective Roof Paint
Kookaburra Corner (Rutherford Childcare)  Lighting Improvements
Sempill Street Car Park  Lighting Improvements
Riverwalk Car Park  Lighting Improvements
Elgin Street Car Park  Lighting Improvements
Maitland Gaol Cool Room Replacements
Maitland Mall Street Lighting Upgrade
Max McMahon Oval Flood Light Upgrade
Thornton Oval
Flood Light Upgrade
East Maitland Pool Variable Speed Drive Pool Pump Motor
Maitland Pool  Variable Speed Drive Pool Pump Motor 
Maitland Gaol  Lighting Improvements 
Council Car Park Lighting Improvements 
St. Andrews Street Car Park Lighting Improvements
Church Street Car Park Lighting Improvements
Senior Citizens Centre Lighting Improvements
Maitland Regional Art Gallery Lighting Improvements
The Levee (Maitland Mall) Street Lighting Upgrade
Maitland Town Hall Lighting Improvements

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