We work with all levels of government including Federal, State and Local, and they are critical partners in our work. In Victoria, we deliver projects with several State Government departments and agencies. We are also building relationships with State Governments in NSW, through the Office for Environment and Heritage, and Queensland, through the Department of Energy and Water Supply.
AEF has also been delivering some projects directly with key departments and agencies within the Federal Government such as ARENA and the Department of Environment and Energy.
In order to address the issue of energy poverty and achieve significant social impact, AEF works with national partners such as the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS), Kildonan Uniting Care, and state partners such as the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS).
We have strong relationships with more than 20 LGAs across Victoria. Over the last ten years, we have been expanding our horizons and are now broadening our partnerships to include councils in NSW, South Australia and Queensland. We have a new significant partner the South Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC), which has proven to be a critical conduit between us and their local government members. AEF is building on these types of partnerships to include the Northern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (NSROC) and the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC).
The Moreland City Council was our first LGA partner and this is where we trial and pilot new projects.