City of Bunbury

Is a Power Partner
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Solar heat exchangers

South West Sports Centre

The City of Bunbury recognises the potentially far reaching implications of climate change for its business and local community into the future. In light of this, the City has proactively undertaken a range of climate change mitigation and adaptation initiatives for many years. The City welcomes the opportunity to participate in the Climate Commission’s Cities Power Partnership in seeking to further its climate change mitigation program and to foster strong working relationships with other local governments through knowledge sharing and mutual support.

Mayor Gary Brennan

What council has achieved in the past

The City of Bunbury previously completed the ICLEI Cities for Climate Protection program and in doing so has set emissions reduction targets and prepared and commenced the implementation of a greenhouse gas reduction strategy.  Some of the key mitigation initiatives that the City has undertaken include:

 

What council hopes to achieve in the future

In participating in the program, the City seeks to support the continual implementation and improvement of its climate change mitigation program in contributing to international efforts to reduce the impact of climate change in the future.

 

What council hopes to gain from being a member

The City of Bunbury looks forward to participating in the Cities Power Partnership as it will provide an opportunity to reaffirm the City’s commitment to climate change mitigation, promote strong working relationships with other local governments and assist in celebrating the achievements of the local government sector in relation to climate change mitigation.

 

City of Bunbury Action Pledge Coming Soon!

In the meantime, check out some pledges that councils can choose from:

Provide incentives (for example rate reductions) for best practice developments such as streamlined planning processes, and support for retrofitting energy efficiency measures for existing buildings.

Set up meetings and attend events, such as the Community Energy Congress or Cities Power Partnership Summit, where like-minded cities can address common concerns and learn from others’ experience.

Power council operations by renewables, directly (with solar PV or wind), or by purchasing Greenpower (from electricity retailers). Set targets to increase the level of renewable power for council operations over time.

Set minimum energy efficiency benchmarks for all planning applications.

Get city-level renewable energy or emissions reduction targets and sustainable energy policies to provide a common goal and shared expectations for local residents and businesses.

Encourage sustainable transport use (public transport, walking and cycling) through Council transport planning and design. Substantial savings in transport energy use can be achieved by designing more compact cities with access to high quality public and active transport services and facilities.

Facilitate large energy users collectively tendering and purchasing renewable energy at a low cost.

Use strategic and statutory planning processes to promote renewable energy both at the residential, commercial and larger scale.

Ensure Council fleet purchases meet strict greenhouse gas emissions requirements and support the uptake of electric vehicles.

Consider disincentives for driving high emitting vehicles such as congestion pricing, or a tiered payment system for residential car parking permits where high emitting vehicles pay more.

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