Bayside Council is part of the Our Energy Future program, to help residents reduce their energy bills, improve comfort levels and improve their environmental footprint.

Read a case study here about one household that got help through Our Energy Future.

Positive Charge will provide up-to-date and impartial energy efficiency and renewable energy advice and support for the households, businesses and council staff. So if you are a resident, business owner or council staff member in the Bayside municipality and need help managing your energy bills then please call our energy helpline during business hours, Mon-Fri on 1300 339 915 and/or sign up to our monthly e-news.

As part of Our Energy Future Bayside council is supporting a campaign to assist residents who are considering installing solar. If you want to know more about how solar works visit our solar information page here. The experts at Positive Charge have conducted a rigorous procurement process in order to find a supplier and installer to recommend. You can sign up on line here to receive an obligation free quote or call the Positive Charge team on 1300 339 915 to further discuss whether or not solar might be right for you.

Solar and planning permits

Solar Panels in most instances do not require a Planning Permit as they are considered either works ‘normal to a dwelling’. However, in some instances a permit will be required if specifically stated in the Overlay (i.e. Heritage Overlay).

If the solar panels are proposed to be located on an external structure (not a dwelling) a permit will be required for Buildings and Works and will be assessed on its merits.

One other thing to be aware of is that some estates have regulations on solar panel installations. So make sure to consult with the body corporate of your estate before installing solar panels.

Bayside Council was established by Proclamation on Friday 9 September 2016 and brings together the former City of Botany Bay and Rockdale City Councils. The Bayside Council area covers approximately 55 square kilometres from the Georges River in the south, west to Bexley, north as far as Rosebery and east to Eastgardens. The local government area has an estimated population of 156,500 and is one of the most multicultural communities in Australia.

Services at Bayside Council