Hawkesbury City Solar Program

Hawkesbury City Council is embarking on a new solar initiative as part of its long term sustainability goals to reduce emissions and save energy.

The Hawkesbury Solar Program will extend Council’s existing solar energy infrastructure and include a new solar farm at the South Windsor Wastewater Treatment Facility. Hawkesbury City Council is leading the way with new solar installations to improve sustainability outcomes by reducing our carbon footprint and saving energy, something our Sustainability Committee and staff have been steadfastly working towards as part of delivering on our Community Strategic Plan 2017-2036.

The Hawkesbury Solar Program will install 600kW in total solar power that will generate electricity for Council sites and provide cost savings for the community.

Thirteen sites have been chosen for the Hawkesbury Solar Project:

  • Deerubbin Centre Precinct
  • Hawkesbury Leisure & Learning Centre
  • Hawkesbury Regional Museum
  • Indoor Sports Stadium
  • North Richmond Community Centre
  • Oasis Fitness & Aquatic Centre
  • Richmond Branch Library
  • Wastewater Treatment Facility, South Windsor
  • Wastewater Treatment Facility, McGraths Hill
  • South Windsor Family Centre
  • Wilberforce Depot
  • Council Administration Precinct
  • Hawkesbury City Waste Management Facility, South Windsor – Solar Farm (DA approval dependent)

Council has now called for tenders for the supply and installation of grid-connected solar power systems at all 13 sites by mid 2019, as well as maintenance of the systems for up to five years. The first systems for the Hawkesbury Solar Program are planned to be installed around December 2018.

Council’s Hawkesbury Solar Program is a continuation of the successful Light Years Ahead Program which was implemented in 2014-2016.

Light Years Ahead is an energy efficiency and renewable initiative coordinated through WSROC which includes LED lighting, solar installations, building upgrades and advocacy initiatives to achieve better energy outcomes for Western Sydney councils and their communities. For more information visit www.lightyearsahead.com.auThis external link will open in a new window


Hawkesbury City Council is embarking on a new solar initiative as part of its long term sustainability goals to reduce emissions and save energy.

The Hawkesbury Solar Program will extend Council’s existing solar energy infrastructure and include a new solar farm at the South Windsor Wastewater Treatment Facility. Hawkesbury City Council is leading the way with new solar installations to improve sustainability outcomes by reducing our carbon footprint and saving energy, something our Sustainability Committee and staff have been steadfastly working towards as part of delivering on our Community Strategic Plan 2017-2036.

The Hawkesbury Solar Program will install 600kW in total solar power that will generate electricity for Council sites and provide cost savings for the community.

Thirteen sites have been chosen for the Hawkesbury Solar Project:

  • Deerubbin Centre Precinct
  • Hawkesbury Leisure & Learning Centre
  • Hawkesbury Regional Museum
  • Indoor Sports Stadium
  • North Richmond Community Centre
  • Oasis Fitness & Aquatic Centre
  • Richmond Branch Library
  • Wastewater Treatment Facility, South Windsor
  • Wastewater Treatment Facility, McGraths Hill
  • South Windsor Family Centre
  • Wilberforce Depot
  • Council Administration Precinct
  • Hawkesbury City Waste Management Facility, South Windsor – Solar Farm (DA approval dependent)

Council has now called for tenders for the supply and installation of grid-connected solar power systems at all 13 sites by mid 2019, as well as maintenance of the systems for up to five years. The first systems for the Hawkesbury Solar Program are planned to be installed around December 2018.

Council’s Hawkesbury Solar Program is a continuation of the successful Light Years Ahead Program which was implemented in 2014-2016.

Light Years Ahead is an energy efficiency and renewable initiative coordinated through WSROC which includes LED lighting, solar installations, building upgrades and advocacy initiatives to achieve better energy outcomes for Western Sydney councils and their communities. For more information visit www.lightyearsahead.com.auThis external link will open in a new window