Our Environmental Responsibility
A comprehensive energy strategy is currently under development, which will provide a range of sustainable energy solutions at both township level and within the homes.
These include the potential to source electricity through green power and for solar orientation to be optimised in both street and house layouts.
To help reduce Googong’s carbon footprint the township’s five neighbourhoods are designed so shops, schools and recreational facilities are within walking and cycling distance of most homes, reducing car dependency and fossil fuel use.
A range of employment opportunities within Googong’s town centre and neighbourhood centres will also reduce car dependency and energy use. By providing high speed fibre-to-the-home broadband service we will also be encouraging home-based employment in Googong.
The twelve homes in Googong's Display Village are HIA Green Smart accredited, and demonstrate leading technology in sustainable housing.
Home-builders wanting to build sustainable homes at Googong can access a free advisory service, including architectural advice. Queanbeyan City Council has successfully bid for a grant of nearly $100,000 from the NSW Environmental Trust Grants program to provide the service, which would include free workshops, personal consultations and online resources. this is an enormous opportunity for Googong residents. For more information, click here.
To be kept abreast of this initiative, as well as other opportuinties at Googong, join our database here.