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Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes

City of Newcastle

Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes is the 14th Lord Mayor of Newcastle and has worked on community climate adaptation programs with the United Workers Union, ensuring the City of Newcastle has:

  • Shifted to 100% renewable energy from 1 January 2020 (reducing City of Newcastle’s carbon footprint by 77%).
  • Delivered a 15,000 panel, 5MW City owned solar farm

Nuatali represents Newcastle on ICLEI (Local Government for sustainability) Oceania Regional Executive Committee and is the chair of the Global Covenant of Mayors Oceania committee.  The Lord Mayor is only the second female Lord Mayor of Newcastle and the youngest Lord Mayor of Newcastle. Nuatali was raised and educated in Newcastle, is married with three children and has enjoyed a representative sporting career in basketball.


Join Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes at the 2022 Better Futures Forum:

Tuesday 6 September, 11.00am - 11.45am AEST | Panel Discussion: Steps to future-proof an ambitious climate agenda for Australia in the new energy economy

Tuesday 6 September, 4:00pm - 5:15pm AEST | Sector Workshop Submission: Partnering with local government to accelerate the transition and build climate resilience