Renewable Energy Task Force


The Renewable Energy Task Force was established by Council to work in partnership with community and industry leaders to transition our municipalities energy consumption to 25% renewable by 2020.  The Task Force  provides direction and leadership in implementing a sustainable energy mix that promotes the health of our community and natural environment, creates additional jobs for our growing population and reduces emissions which contribute to dangerous global warming.

The Renewable Energy Task Force will work in partnership with Council, community and industry to achieve the following objectives:

  1. Enhance energy efficiency in the local community.
  2. Attract and build local expertise in renewable energy technology.
  3. Identify strategic opportunity to attract renewable energy investment and jobs in Surf Coast Shire.
  4. Promote and support community owned renewable energy within the Surf Coast Shire municipality.

The Task Force is comprised of an independent Chair, Councillors, industry experts, representatives from key community groups and community members.


Task Force Independent Chair
Scott Ferraro

Program Director, Net Zero Initiative

Monash University 

Industry Organisations
Aman Oo

Associate Professor, Faculty of Science Engineering & Built Environment

Deakin University

Doug Rolfe


Seamus Butcher

Manager Strategy, Policy and Planning

Barwon Water

Community Interest Groups
Adrian Ford

Surf Coast Energy Group

Sally Groom

Anglesea Community Energy

Individual Community Members
Gareth Bellchambers


Julie Dingle
Chloe Messner
Maxine Bazeley
Surf Coast Shire Councillors
Margot Smith

Anglesea Ward

Tony Revell

Anglesea Ward

Martin Duke

Torquay Ward