Take Action

Not sure what to do or where to start? Using less energy might seem simple, but can be confusing. We’ve collated the information to help you get started.

Find a Supplier

Want local suppliers to help you take action? We can help connect you with relevant local suppliers and provide guidance on what to look for when choosing a supplier.

Funding Options

Unsure how you’ll fund taking action? Learn how much taking action could save you and find out what funding and rebates are currently available to help.

Information for Business

Are you a local business wanting to take action? Find out what other businesses are doing to make the switch to renewables

Our Program

Global climate change is one of the biggest threats facing our planet today. The dominant cause of climate change over the last century has been human activity, which means we also have the power to take action.

Powered by Positive is a program to empower Surf Coast Shire residents and small businesses to take action, use less energy and consider taking up renewable energy. 

Some of the key barriers to taking action are:

  • Confusion: What actions should you take?
  • Trust: Who can help you?
  • Finance: How can you fund it?

Our program will help you overcome these barriers and make it easy for you to reduce your energy use – now that’s positive for the environment and your hip pocket!

Our Commitment

Surf Coast Shire Council recognises the value our community places on the natural environment and is committed to demonstrating environmental leadership.

Our Council has declared a Climate Emergency and committed to using 100% renewable electricity to power all its facilities and the streetlight network. Energy use is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions for our community and our goal is to work with the community to drive the use of renewables.

Over the last few years, the number of houses installing new solar in the Surf Coast Shire climbed to record levels with more than 1 in 5 houses having a solar system installed.