Government energy and resources efficiency - leading by example

Government Resource Efficiency Policy (GREP)

The GREP aims to reduce the operating costs of NSW Government agencies and ensure that they provide leadership in resource-productivity.

The GREP requires agencies to:

  • incorporate resource-efficiency considerations in all major decisions
  • focus on the challenge posed by rising costs for energy, water, clean air and waste management
  • seek to leverage their purchasing power when procuring resource-efficient technology and services
  • publish annual statements of their performance against the policy.

Compliance with GREP is mandatory for general government-sector agencies (PDF 115KB), on a whole-of-cluster basis, while local government, state-owned corporations, public trading enterprises and public financial enterprises are strongly encouraged to adopt the policy.

GREP reporting for 2015–16

General government-sector agencies need to submit a report on their progress on the policy to us by 24 November 2016. For more information on GREP reporting, or how to use the template please contact us.

OEH has collated and published the GREP Whole of government progress 2014–15 report, which outlines government progress on GREP over the first year of the policy.

The Sustainable Government Team can provide agencies with support in meeting these obligations, as well as additional resource-efficiency advice.

GREP replaces the NSW Government Sustainability Policy. It also supersedes the Waste Reduction and Purchasing Policy (WRAPP). 

For full details of how GREP will affect your agency, please contact the Contact the Sustainable Government Team


Read the full policy


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Page last updated: 22 December 2016