Palmerston North City Council

New Zealand Mayor: Grant Smith
Summary
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    Population 84300
  • km 2
    Area 326.0
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Targets

Targets by Palmerston North City Council

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Actions
Turitea Water Treatment Plant Mini hydro generation - Palmerston North City Council
  • Start year: 2001
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

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Sectors:
  • Facilities
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Freyberg pool Solar hot water showers - Palmerston North City Council
  • Start year: 2010
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

Solar hot water showers

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Sectors:
  • Buildings
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Freyberg pool Variable Speed Drives - Palmerston North City Council
  • Start year: 2010
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

Installation of variable speed drives at the pool. Expected savings of 20% electricity

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Sectors:
  • Buildings
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Sustainability Awareness Raising - Palmerston North City Council
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
  • Status: Completed

Eco Wars: PNCC supports 10 tertiary flats in order to compete
in a sustainable living program over a three-month timeframe,
featuring corresponding workshops.
Sustainable Business Education: PNCC supports the Natural Step
program and provides scholarships for 10 local businesses to
attend a locally administered sustainable business program.
Environmental Education: Education is fundamental to PNCC
strategy and programs are available for Primary and Intermediate
Schools, Secondary Schools, and include Adult and
Tertiary Education. Statistics show more than 2500 schoolchildren
visit the site Clean Bin Project annually.
Green Corridors: PNCC supports native planting, with 90,000+
trees and over 25 hectares planted, supported by 20-50
participants per community.
Let’s Carpool: Regional online carpooling solution.

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Sectors:
  • Other Emissions
local action
Recycling and Composting - Palmerston North City Council
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

The Council has little control over the waste sector apart from
its own operations. The Council provides an opportunity for
recycling and separating waste types in public places; influences
what types of packaging products come in at venues and
facilities, and provides education about waste reduction.
Actions include an audit of corporate waste arrangements
for Council facilities that was undertaken in 2011, curbside
recycling pickup (since 2010) and a composting trial (currently
underway) to assess city-wide composting scheme capacities.

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Sectors:
  • Waste
local action
Lido Swimming Pool Cover - Palmerston North City Council
  • Start year: 2007
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

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Sectors:
  • Buildings
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LED Streetlight replacements - Palmerston North City Council
  • Start year: 2010
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

Streetlights being replaced with LED streetlights. Trial of three in 2010. First full street replacement in 2011 20+ sets. Dimming technology included

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Sectors:
  • Facilities
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Implementing Energy Audits of top 5 facilities - Palmerston North City Council
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Assessment/Research
  • Status: In operation

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  • Buildings
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Electric Bikes - Palmerston North City Council
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

Four electric bikes purchased to provide an alternative to cars for short work trips

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Sectors:
  • Transport
local action
Lido install Variable Speed Drives - Palmerston North City Council
  • Start year: 2010
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

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Sectors:
  • Buildings
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Energy Efficiency and Management - Palmerston North City Council
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Assessment/Research
  • Status: Completed

In 2011 energy audits completed for top 5 energy-use facilities (CAB, Library, Arena, WWTP, Albert St. Depot), a solar hot
water system was implemented
at Freyberg Pool; Vivian St. was
provisioned with LED streetlights.
During 2012 solar photovoltaic
panels were installed on the new
depot at the Victoria Esplanade
and LED streetlights with dimming
systems were installed on
Cascade Crescent and Kensington
Mews. PNCC encourages
active transport and provides alternatives
to cars (such as electric
bikes) for short work trips. Four
electric bikes were purchased for
employee use.

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Energy Audit of top five energy using facilities - Palmerston North City Council
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Assessment/Research
  • Status: Completed

Audits carried out to prioritise investment in energy efficiency

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Sectors:
  • Buildings
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Lido Solar Hot Water Showers - Palmerston North City Council
  • Start year: 2010
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

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Sectors:
  • Buildings
local action
Smart meters and displays - Palmerston North City Council
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

Smart meters and displays to allows better management of major energy using facilities and to raise awareness of energy use among building users

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Sectors:
  • Buildings
local action
Awapuni Landfill Gas Generator - Palmerston North City Council
  • Start year: 2005
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

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Sectors:
  • Waste
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Wastewater Treatment Plant Cogen facility - Palmerston North City Council
  • Start year: 2010
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

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Sectors:
  • Facilities
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District plan review - 0.2% AEP flood protection - Palmerston North City Council
  • Start year: 2010
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

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Inventories
Community inventories

The Palmerston North City Council has reported 1 Community emission inventory, since 2001. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2001, the Transport, Stationary energy and Waste management are identified as key emission sources.

GHG emission from Palmerston North City Council
GHG inventory in 2001
Government operations inventory

The Palmerston North City Council has reported 5 government operational inventories, since 2006. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2010, the Waste management and Transport are identified as key emission sources.

GHG emission from Palmerston North City Council
GHG inventory in 2010

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Mayor Grant Smith
Palmerston North City Council, New Zealand

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