Net Zero Projects

Solar upgrade and battery storage

Clarence Valley Council (CVC) has improved its capacity to respond to natural disasters while taking a major step towards meeting its renewable energy targets.

Council's $900,000 solar upgrade and battery storage project at located at the Rushforth Road Works Depot in South Grafton has been specifically designed to improve capacity to respond to natural disasters.

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Living Sustainably Awards

Aimed at recognising outstanding contributions or achievements which enhance environmental, economic and social sustainability, the awards are now in their eleventh year.

There are five award categories: Individuals, Businesses, Education, Community and Our Backyard.

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Boosting our solar power capacity - feasibility study solar farm at the Grafton Regional Landfill

A detailed feasibility study for a mid scale solar farm and landfill gas to energy plant at the Grafton Regional Landfill has been completed.

In a win-win for the environment and the ratepayer, the ‘Smart Energy Park’ will provide a financial return and significantly reduce Council’s greenhouse gas emissions by utilising 100 per cent renewable energy.

Targets adopted in the renewable Energy and Emissions Reductions Strategies to reduce emissions by 40 per cent and provide 50 per cent of electricity demand before 2030 will be exceeded ahead of schedule.

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LED Lighting upgrades at McKittrick Park

Sporting clubs are set to benefit from major upgrades to the facilities at McKittrick Park in South Grafton.

Renovations to the change rooms, public amenities and the referee room have been completed along with replacements to lighting of the sports field.


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McKittrick lights

LED lights Clarence Valley BMX Club

Riders at the Clarence Valley BMX Club will be able to see a bit better with their new lights installed this week.


The new lighting at the track are energy efficient LED's helping to reduce our carbon emissions funded through Clarence Valley Council's Energy Efficiency fund.



LED lighting for tennis courts at Coutts Crossing

New LED lights have been installed on the tennis courts at Coutts Crossing just in time for the new season.

The lights were fully funded by Council and have been welcomed by the club members and the community.

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LED lighting at Hawthorne Rodeo Park Arena

The Hawthorne Rodeo Park Arena project includes new LED lighting on arena one and aluminium grandstands.

The lights on arena one are now in place, and the aluminium grandstands have arrived but are not yet at the facility.

This project is proudly funded by The NSW Government.

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Solar lighting upgrade at Ford Park, Yamba.

ford park lighting - cmyk.jpg 12 new 5m Solar light poles have been installed at Ford Park Yamba.
This will significantly improve visibility and safety of the reserve during the night/early morning
The new lights feature PIR sensors which will go from 18w to 30w when people approach these lights.
This project is part of our Open Spaces Capital-funded projects.