Solar panel installation at Richmond Recreation Centre

Wednesday 07 February 2018

Solar panels on a roof

A solar power system will be installed on the roof of the Richmond Recreation Centre from Wednesday 14 to Wednesday 28 February.

The renewable energy system will help reduce electricity consumption and greenhouse gas emissions at the Centre by around 96 tonnes per year.

We expect there will be some construction noise at various times throughout the installation period. We are aware that some may find the noise uncomfortable; however, we can assure you that this will be kept to a minimum and that the environment will be safe for all patrons.

Road closure and member's entry closure

A road closure is scheduled for Wednesday 14 February from 7am to 12pm at the intersection of Palmer and Griffiths Streets, Richmond. The closure will be subject to weather conditions.

As a result of the road closure the member's entry at Griffiths Street will be closed on Wednesday 14 February from 5:30am until 1pm.

Please note the installation timeline may be subject to change due to contractor availability and weather conditions.

About Yarra Leisure's solar panel installation

The 56.5kW (195 panel) system installed at Richmond Recreation Centre will reduce Council’s energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions by around 96 tonnes per year, which is the equivalent emissions of 26 average Victorian cars.

The Centre's new system follows the solar installation at Collingwood Leisure Centre in October 2017. These projects form part of Council's Environment Strategy and sustainability initiatives which aim to achieve a 60% reduction in greenhouse emissions from their 2001 levels by by 2020.

Further information

Visit Yarra City Council's website to find detailed information regarding Council's sustainability initiatives and Yarra Environment Strategy.

For questions regarding the installation please email us at or speak to our customer service officers by calling 9205 5032.


Project Manager
Andrew Griffin
Senior Coordinator Building Projects
9205 5555

Centre Manager

Katherine Thom
Centre Manager – Richmond Recreation Centre
9205 5032


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