Gippsland Climate Change Network
“Man, despite his artistic pretensions, his sophistication, and his many accomplishments, owes his existence to a six inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains” Paul Harvey.
Who We Are
We are a Gippsland wide not-for-profit and registered charity focused on connecting and collaborating with local communities, businesses, and government organisations around climate change awareness and solutions.
GCCN TO HOST THE NEW GIPPSLAND COMMUNITY POWER HUB
$6.5 million has been announced by the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change to expand seven new Community Power Hubs across Victoria.
The Gippsland Climate Change Network (GCCN) will host the Gippsland Community Power Hub in partnership with the Energy Innovation Co-operative Ltd (EICo-op) and the Mallacoota Sustainable Energy Group.
“Our Community Power Hubs will be working on the frontline, helping small businesses and community organisations to be a part of the renewables revolution. This is all a part of our plan to halve emissions by 2030,” the Honourable Lily D’Ambrosio, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change.
Supporting the transition to a renewable energy future, each hub which are spread across Victoria’s regions, will work closely with their communities to offer trusted advice and support on clean energy solutions. They will also assist in the development and delivery of locally owned, cost-effective renewable energy projects.
“It is an exciting new phase building on our experience with the Pilot Program to be expanded to include all of Gippsland,” Acting GCCN Chair and Wellington Shire Cr. Carolyn Crossley.
Communities across Gippsland were consulted during the application process to develop a short list of shovel ready projects. Work can begin shortly on the Coronet Bay Community Hall, Heyfield Historical Museum, Heyfield Wetlands Information Centre, Lucknow Football Netball Club, Mallacoota Wastewater Treatment Plant, Neerim South Hospital, Sandy Point Community Centre, and Venus Bay Community Centre Resilience project.
“We look forward to collaborating with our partners, community and Sustainability Victoria to work towards boosting Victoria’s renewable energy capacity and meeting Victoria’s and our local Gippsland target of zero carbon emissions by 2050,” Cr. Crossley.
This expansion comes after a successful three-year pilot program which saw three hubs located in Ballarat, Bendigo and the Latrobe Valley, which the GCCN also hosted from 2017 to 2020.
Gippsland Climate Change Network acknowledges the Gunaikurnai, Bunurong, Bidawel, Monero, as the Traditional Owners of this country, pays tribute to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and gives respect to the Elders past, present and emerging.