Emissions Reduction Target
Renewable Energy Target
Emissions by Source
Melbourne is Victoria’s capital city and the business, administrative, cultural and recreational hub of the state. The entire Greater Melbourne area covers 9992.5 km2 and has a population of around 4.5 million. The City of Melbourne municipality covers 37.7 km2 and has a residential population of over 148,000 (as of 2016). It is made up of the city centre and a number of inner suburbs, each with its own distinctive character and with different businesses, dwellings and communities living and working there.
City of Melbourne became a certified carbon neutral organisation for the first time in 2011-12. We are trialing technologies and improving the environmental performance of our properties. We set the municipal target of zero net emissions by 2020. We are working closely with Victorian, Australian and local governments, businesses, partners and the people of Melbourne to achieve this. We are supporting the city’s residents, business owners, building owners, workers and visitors by ensuring they have the information needed to reduce emissions. Our innovative 1200 Buildings, Smart Blocks, City Switch and Solar Programs provide information, solutions and address barriers to reducing emissions.