Northern Beaches

Northern Beaches Council is running our ‘Charge Ahead‘ program to take action on climate change. We are partnering with a number of key organisations to help us, and you, make the changes needed to love where you live.


What can you do?  Take a look at the information below for ways you can reduce your electricity use, install solar panels or make other changes to lower your carbon footprint.

Our Energy Future initiative

The Our Energy Future initiative can help reduce your energy consumption, improve comfort levels and shrink your environmental footprint.


If you want to know more about how solar could work for you visit our solar information page. You can sign up to receive an obligation free quote or call the Positive Charge team on 1300 339 915 (Mon-Fri) to discuss if solar might be right for you. You can use the SunSPoT tool to estimate the solar electricity potential of your roof and future savings.

Get Involved

If you are a resident, business owner or are employed by Northern Beaches Council you have free access to help manage your energy bills by contacting 1300 339 915 (Mon – Fri, 9 am – 5 pm). You can also ask to sign up to the Our Energy Future monthly eNewsletter.


If you are considering installing solar try out SunSPoT. This great tool will help you calculate how much electricity and money a Solar PV system could save your home or business.

The tool is based on detailed modelling which takes accounts of solar radiation, tilt, orientation and shading at your home or business. Council worked with SunSPoT to map the Northern Beaches area so that you can select your own rooftop and receive personalised information.

Visit SunSPoT to see how much energy your roof could make, then give the friendly staff at Positive Charge a call to see how to make your solar ambitions come true.

If you want to know how solar works visit our solar information page.


Northern Beaches also have a wealth of energy saving advice on their website.

What is Council doing?

  • Offering a number of tools to help residents make small or more significant changes, to reduce their energy consumption, lower their carbon footprint.
  • We have reduced energy consumption by installing 260kW of solar panels on 33 buildings with more to be installed later this year.
  • We have a cogeneration plant which helps heat water and produce energy for the Manly Andrew ‘Boy’ Charlton Aquatic Centre.