City of Canada Bay Council is part of the Our Energy Future program, to help residents reduce their energy bills, improve comfort levels and improve their environmental footprint.
Our Energy Future 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 City of Canada Bay area 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 City of Canada Bay 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 Our Energy Future 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 Our Energy Future 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 Development Application (DA) providing they meet certain size and positional criteria and are not in a Heritage Conservation Area. Please book an appoint through our e-services platform with Council’s Duty Planner for more information on planning requirements.
The City of Canada Bay area hosts a number of residents in apartment buildings. The installation of solar panels on apartments requires approval from the Owners Corporation. Before contacting the Our Energy Future advisory service for a quote on solar, it is important to engage the strata committee in your building. If you require any assistance, please contact Council’s Sustainability team on 02 9911 6555.
About City of Canada Bay
The City of Canada Bay is located in the inner-west of Sydney, about 10 kilometres from Sydney’s centre. The City is bounded by the Parramatta River in the north and east and Parramatta Road, Homebush Bay and Bicentennial Park on the south and west.
The City of Canada Bay includes the suburbs of Abbotsford, Breakfast Point, Cabarita, Canada Bay, Chiswick, Concord, Concord West, Drummoyne, Five Dock, Liberty Grove, Mortlake, North Strathfield, Rhodes, Rodd Point, Russell Lea, Strathfield (part) and Wareemba.
In 2014, Council adopted Sustaining our Environment, an environmental strategy which includes targets and actions to enhance and manage our local environment tackling issues such as biodiversity, climate change, energy and water management and waste minimisation.
Council runs a number of community education programs which residents are encouraged to get involved in. These include workshops, business programs and bushcare activities. For more information please visit our website.