The NSW Government Resource Efficiency Policy aims to reduce the NSW Government’s operating costs and lead by example when it comes to efficient use of resources. All government agencies must report on their resource efficiency progress annually.
The Government Resource Efficiency Policy
The Government Resource Efficiency Policy (GREP) was announced in 2014 to help the NSW government achieve its commitment to making NSW a more sustainable, liveable and resilient state. It was last updated in 2019.
The policy applies to NSW government agencies. It requires agencies to implement resource efficiency measures and to report on their progress against GREP to the Office of Energy and Climate Change.
GREP includes measures, targets and minimum standards to drive efficiency in four key areas:
- energy use
- water use
- waste management
- air quality
What it means for your agency
All budget-dependent government agencies must comply with GREP.
Your agency must:
- incorporate resource efficiency into all major decisions
- address the challenge of rising energy, water and waste management costs
- contribute to improving air quality
- leverage your purchasing power when procuring resource efficient technology and services
- publish annual statements about your performance.
Local government, state-owned corporations, public trading enterprises and public financial enterprises are strongly encouraged to adopt the policy.
Reporting on resource efficiency
Every year, NSW government agencies report on their progress towards resource efficiency to the Office of Energy and Climate Change.
In turn, we publish the annual NSW Government Resource Efficiency Policy Progress Report on our website. The report outlines government progress towards achieving its GREP policy objectives.
Help is available
- give you advice and support on how to comply
- help you produce your GREP report
- offer help with online reporting.
Phone: 1300 361 967 or email us on [email protected].