City of Bunbury

Is a Power Partner
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In parks, road reserves & car parks

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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:

For communities reliant on a local coal industry, local government can support the transition away from fossil fuels, by lobbying for state and federal support for a just transition for workers, families and the community and encouraging local economic development and opportunities based on a low carbon economy.

Opening up unused council managed land for renewable energy, for example land fills, and road reserves.

Providing for adequate cycle lanes (both space and connectivity) in road design and supporting cyclists through providing parking, and end-of-ride facilities (covered, secure bike storage, showers, bicycle maintenance and incentives).

Encourage local businesses and residents to take up solar PV, battery storage and solar hot water heating. This can be done through providing incentives (such as solar bulk buy schemes or flexible payment options) or streamlining approvals processes (such as removing planning and heritage barriers to solar PV).

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.

Support community energy projects (with location and planning support) so that residents (such as renters) can band together and invest in community renewable energy projects.

Ensure that the practices of local government contractors and financing such as banking, insurance, and super are aligned with council goals relating to renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable transport. Set appropriate criteria for council procurement.

Set minimum energy efficiency benchmarks for all planning applications.

Electrify public transport systems (for example buses operated by council) and fleet vehicles and power these by 100% renewable energy.

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

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