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The Community of North Sydney has called for strong #climateaction, but what does it mean to reduce emissions to #NetZero?

Join us on Sunday 2nd April at #NorthSydney’s first ever Clean Energy Community Fair: Powering North Sydney to Net Zero, to hear from local and industry experts as we analyse where North Sydney’s emissions come from and explore the technologies, products and lifestyle changes needed to reduce our individual impact and collectively respond to the climate emergency. You will also learn how to save money in your homes and vehicles. 

This family friendly #event will be held at Norths, Cammeray from 10am to 3pm* and is coordinated by our local Federal MP Kylea Tink in collaboration with the Smart Energy Council, and local mayors from Hunters Hill, Lane Cove, North Sydney and Willoughby City.

We will showcase local businesses and #community groups and provide an Electric Vehicle display (99 Bikes, Fonz Moto and EV car owners to answer your questions). Food will be available via Norths cafe and we will also have hot water heat pumps and all things solar.  Kids activities will include face painting and learning to juggle!

Throughout the day, dynamic panel discussions will be hosted, giving insight into some of the best ways for #households to accelerate the transition to net zero.

10am - 10:30am

Acknowledgement of Country by Yvonne Weldon and introductory remarks from Kylea Tink and each of our local Mayors. 

10:30am – 11:30am

Discussion theme: How can the North Sydney electorate get to net zero emission by 2035?

Featured speakers will include:

MC – Jon Dee, Australian of the Year, 2010 (NSW), Co-Founder and Managing Director, DoSomething Foundation

John Grimes - Smart Energy Council CEO 

Saul Griffith, Chief Scientist, Rewiring Australia 

Tim Buckley - Director, Climate Energy Finance

Dr Kate Charlesworth, Public Health Physician & author at The Climate Council

1pm to 1.45pm 

Discussion theme: Electrifying our homes and vehicles

Featured speakers will include:

MC - Kylea Tink, MP 

Ursula Hogben – Zero Emissions Sydney North

Kristen MacDonald - Electrify 2515

David McEwen - Consultant and Net Zero Energy North Sydney Project Team

Michelle Nazzari – CEO, Fonz Moto Electric Motorbikes and Scooters

Anthony Broese van Groenou - Co- Founder, Director and CSO, The Good Car Company 

1.45pm to 2.30pm 

Discussion theme: High density living and working, how transitioning to net zero is achievable, the future of EV's and V2G, charging networks and strata challenges. 

Featured speakers will include:

MC - Grant McDowell– Head of Strategy and Product  / Co-Founder, Enosi and Net Zero Energy North Sydney Project Team

Ian Lieblich – CEO, EG Group

Daniel Barber – CEO, DNA

Craig Roussac – CEO, Buildings Alive

Carola Jones – CEO, Everty

Paul Slade – CTO, RoeV

All Day

We will be showcasing local businesses and community groups who will be presenting at a number of stalls to help inform local residents of existing innovations and actions that can help us to get North Sydney to net zero. All four of the local councils across the region will be there to tell you about their programs and we will also have local residents to share their stories of electrifying their homes and vehicles. 

Confirmed attendees include: 

Kylea Tink

Kylea Tink is the Independent Federal Member for North Sydney. She wants to see urgent climate action led by facts. She supports active collaboration with local councils and state governments, making the federal seat of North Sydney a fully electrified community as quickly as possible (target date 2035). This will make North Sydney one of the first Net Zero Urban Energy Zones in Australia.

Hunters Hill Council

Hunter’s Hill Council is committed to preserving and maintaining the unique natural environment and heritage of its local area. In February 2020 Hunters Hill Council adopted the declaration of a climate emergency in association with its actions for climate change. For several decades Hunters Hill has shown purpose and leadership on sustainability and environmental issues.

Lane Cove Council

Lane Cove Council has set ambitious emissions reduction and water use targets for both Council and the community. We acknowledge that we are in a state of climate emergency and have developed a suite of programs and initiatives to work with our community and take the urgent action required.

North Sydney Council

North Sydney Council is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions as part of its operations and in the North Sydney community. Ambitious targets set in our Environmental Sustainability Strategy 2030 direct Councils energy, waste and transport programs that assist us in working towards net zero.

Willoughby City Council

Willoughby City Council joined many other councils declaring a climate emergency in late 2019. Our Green City Plan 2028 outlines our targets and priorities in reducing our emissions and encouraging sustainable lifestyles and practices in the community

The Smart Energy Council

The Smart Energy Council is the peak independent body for Australia’s smart energy industry. The Smart Energy Council is here for ambitious climate action. We’re bold partners and a vital voice for the industry, bringing a proactive, hands-on approach that drives real progress.

Sydney Library of Things

Why buy when you can borrow? The Sydney Library of Things is a not-for-profit service that provides the local community with access to a collection of extremely useful but only occasionally used items that can be loaned out for a short period of time.

Residents Stories

Come along to ask how others in our electorate have electrified their homes and buildings. Be inspired and informed by their experiences!

Solar Citizens

Solar Citizens is an independent, community-based organization working to protect and grow renewable energy and clean transport in Australia.

The Electric Ute Roadshow aims to highlight how sensible transport policies like Fuel Efficiency Standards will give people the choice of more efficient, affordable and diverse vehicles that are suitable for the regions – including the much-loved Aussie tradition of utes.


The Australian Electric Vehicle Association (AEVA) Ltd is a passionate, not-for-profit organisation driven by a dedicated team of volunteers who share a common vision: accelerating Australia's transition towards sustainable, electric transportation. Established in 1973 in response to the oil crisis, we take pride in being the world's oldest continuously operating electric vehicle (EV) society. AEVA believes in the power of collaboration and education to create a greener future.


The Tesla Owners Club of Australia (TOCA) was established in 2016 to promote ownership, enthusiasm, and knowledge-sharing among members towards Tesla vehicles and affiliated products. TOCA also aims to promote Tesla's mission statement, lobby on behalf of its members, and operate as an incorporated club under its registered rules and committee-determined operational procedures.

Solar Pro

Solarpro has been installing high quality #solar systems for 13 years. We are a trusted part of the community having been chosen as the exclusive solar supplier by Willoughby City Council. We offer a range of simple solar systems up to our whole home "Smart Energy Living" packages where we install the latest combinations of technology to get your home off the grid as much as possible. We achieve this by installing smart device controlled solar inverters combined with home batteries, hot water devices, solar EV chargers, pool heat pumps and pretty much any other switchable appliance in the home. Pop in and have a chat to see how you can not only save a fortune but help save the planet as well!

Fonz Moto

FONZ is on a mission to change the way you get from A to B. Lightning acceleration. Zero emissions. We’ve built a range of electric two-wheel machines to suit any rider, whether you’re looking for an easy commute or an adrenaline rush, we have the bike for you. We’re Australian riders, innovators and builders. So, why not be a part of the future? Join the FONZ community.

Enjoy the air

Enjoy the Air Limited improves air quality in your city by bringing together information that matters. Councils and businesses showcase continuing commitment to air quality and better health outcomes through internationally recognised Healthy Air Level Objectives (HALO) certification. ‘Show them you care about the air out there.’

Solar Australia

Solar Australia is your local & trusted energy partner to assist with Solar, Batteries, EV-Chargers & Hot Water Heat Pumps.


Best Warranties, safe installation & big impact on your bills / reduce reliance on electrical retailers.


We provide free and fast public EV charging to consumers around the world.


RenewCo Solar are focused on delivering best in market Solar and Battery system designs, with a focus on mainting the highest standards in installation quality and post installation support. We deliver residential, commercial and off grid applications with ambitions of helping Australia reach their net zero targets with supreme efficiency through our differentiated approach and leveraging of expertise


Allume’s vision is a world where everyone can access clean and affordable energy from the sun. We believe everyone deserves the power to reduce their electricity bill and carbon footprint. For too long residents in multi-tenanted buildings have been left out of the opportunity to take control of their electricity usage through rooftop solar

Pingala Community Energy Inc.

We promote and manage community energy projects both behind the meter and grid connected. We engage with businesses, NFPs, solar installers, developers and Councils to give people the opportunity to be involved in Australia's transition to renewable energy


For more than 100 years, the NRMA has catered to its Members’ evolving needs, today encompassing interests across transport, tourism and leisure. The NRMA is playing a leading investment, advocacy and education role through the transition to electric transport, building Australia’s largest EV fast charging network, and partnering with governments to run EV test drive days and education campaigns for the public.

Moore Park BBQs

The Weber Pulse offers all of the same well known flavours and experiences that other BBQ types create, with the convenience of electric power. Visit your local Weber Store to experience the Weber difference.


Renewable energy systems trusted by over 40 countries including over 1 Million Australians. We are international leaders in thermal solar energy systems and pioneers of energy efficient hot water systems.

Good Earth Group

NET ZERO solutions for home and business - heat pumps, solar air conditioning + much more -electrify everything is our mantra.

Reclaim Energy

Reclaim Energy by Solar Thermal Australia is at the forefront in development of innovative, environmentally friendly hot water systems. Using industry leading technology, we have developed a sustainable heat pump hot water system that reduces annual energy bills, is significantly more environmentally friendly and able to meet demanding, variable Australian conditions.

The Good Car Company

The Good Car Company’s goal is to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in Australia and in doing so, save thousands of tonnes of carbon emissions.

We are proud to be doing our part to transition to a sustainable future, one good car at a time.

 Future Sparks

Bike n’ Blend is a pop-up events company promoting cycling, sustainability, health and happiness using our Australian made blender bikes.


Volunteer association helping North Shore and Northern Beaches homes, businesses, schools and community groups get solar, electrify and reach net zero. 

Mac Bryla 

"Are we there yet? - transition towards 100% renewable energy" is the title of my live data visualisation. 

I used to work in tech, but now I am on a mission to create a more sustainable future. Information is beautiful, and I use technology and data visualisations to tell stories that challenge the status quo, change minds, simplify the complex and ignite your imagination with new possibilities.

How to get there:

Public Transport
St. Leonards is the nearest train station, Bus Routes 202, 204, 206, 206 & 207 from the City.


If you are riding your push bike to the venue there will be space for you to park your bike in the Norths carpark. 

Norths has car spaces located at the front entry at 12 Abbott Street, Cammeray as well as a multi-level carpark that can be accessed via Palmer Street and a second outdoor car park is also available in West Street. 

For wheelchair access from the carpark, please park at the front entrance carpark in Abbott Street or on level 4 (rooftop) of the multi-level carpark on Palmer Street. The other levels of the multi-level carpark only have stair access into Norths.

We hope to see you there!

 #poweringtoNetZeroEnergy #renewableenergy #community #event #sydney #climateaction #northsydney #CleanEnergy #households #netzero #solar #electricvehicles #electricbikes #solarpanels #homebattery #cleanair

* Please note daylight savings ends on Sunday 2nd April @ 3am

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