Through the Sustainable Cities Investment Program, the CEFC invests to accelerate the development and deployment of a broad range of clean energy projects in Australia’s 50 largest cities, from Alice Springs with 25,000 people to Sydney, Australia’s largest city, at some 5.1 million people.
Reflecting the diverse and vibrant nature of our cities, finance can be used across the urban environment to deliver clean energy benefits to commercial, industrial and residential property; low emissions transport and energy efficient large-scale economic infrastructure; as well as local government, educational and community assets.
The Reef Funding Program is financing clean energy projects in the Great Barrier Reef Catchment Area, supporting delivery of the Reef 2050 plan and the long-term health of the Great Barrier Reef. CEFC finance is directed to eligible projects in the Great Barrier Reef Catchment Area across renewable energy, energy efficiency and low emissions technologies.
We focus on five priority areas of economic activity: agribusiness, property, infrastructure, grid and storage solutions and bioproducts. These priorities reflect broad and ongoing consultation with businesses, government agencies and financiers in the Reef Catchment Area. Within these sectors we particularly encourage projects with the potential to improve water quality outcomes, which have the greatest potential to directly impact Reef health.