Frankston City flicks switch to solar with commitment to environment

Published on 16 December 2022

Solar project

South Ward Cr Claire Harvey joined Peninsula Leisure CEO Kath Thom to flick the switch to solar at Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre (PARC) Frankston.

Cr Harvey said: “The 523-kilowatt (kW) system will save an estimated 614 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually and is expected to pay for itself within 8 years.

Ms Thom added: “With almost 1 million visitors each year, PARC is a big user of energy, so this system is key in helping the reduction of Frankston’s emissions. We are excited to see the positive impacts solar has on our energy usage and environment.” 

Cr Harvey said: “The PARC rooftop solar project complements the installation of another new rooftop solar system almost completed at Frankston Civic Centre.

“The solar projects are key actions in Council’s Towards Zero Emissions Plan and will help to reduce Council’s emissions and contribution to climate change,” she said.

A new Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan is currently being developed and community engagement on the draft is open until 8 January 2023. For more details, please visit Engage Frankston.

Council declared a climate emergency in November 2019 and is committed to delivering projects and planning for a future with reduced emissions and a thriving environment in Frankston City.

For more information regarding Council’s commitment to addressing the impacts of climate change please click here.

For more information about PARC, please visit PARC Frankston.

Peninsula Leisure Pty Ltd is a subsidiary company wholly owned by Frankston City Council and is charged with the management of Council’s two aquatic facilities, Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre and Pines Forest Aquatic Centre

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