Net Zero Program


The Net Zero program for the 11 CRJO member Councils is as a result of funding from the NSW Climate Change Fund and the Sustainable Councils team at the Office of Energy and Climate Change.

The grant was awarded to the CRJO in early 2023 and has allowed CRJO to help its members further on their Net Zero journeys.

The objective of the program is to increase capacity building within the member Councils to accelerate emission reductions as well as create a regional opportunity to share expertise to improve project implementation efficiency.

The Top 5 emission sources will form the framework of the Net Zero journeys:

  • Secondary emissions from the purchasing of fossil fuel electricity
  • Direct emissions from waste water treatment facilities
  • Direct emissions from landfill facilities, including legacy landfill sites (no longer operational)
  • Direct emissions from the use of fossil fuels in fleet, including vehicles and equipment
  • Direct emissions from gas appliances