City of Armadale

Is a Power Partner
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We are looking forward to connecting with other progressive Councils, sharing knowledge and accessing the Climate Council’s wealth of information to assess the viability of innovative technology.

Mayor Henry Zelones OAM

The City of Armadale WA  is a Round 2 Power Partner in the Cities Power Partnership.  

What council has achieved in the past in energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport or broader sustainability
Since 2002 the City of Armadale has worked with the City of Gosnells and the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale on the award winning Switch your thinking program, collectively working towards the goal of reducing regional greenhouse gas emissions.
Switch your thinking engages all sectors of the community providing locally relevant information and expert advice, negotiating discounts and incentives, trialling innovative technology and coordinating Council and community efforts to combat climate change. By implementing actions in the City’s Corporate Greenhouse Action Plan 2014/15 to 2019/20 Council is on track to achieve its target of a 19% per capita reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 2000 levels by 2020.

The City of Armadale was also one of the first local governments in Australia to join the Emissions Reduction Fund, flaring methane at Armadale Landfill and Recycling Facility and re-investing earnings into environmental restoration projects.
Another major achievement for the City of Armadale was Council endorsing changes to Investment Policy FIN 4 so surplus City funds are invested in financial institutions that respect the environment by not funding fossil fuel industries.

What council hopes to achieve in the future in energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport or broader sustainability

The City of Armadale is committed to providing rate payers value for money by pursuing energy efficiency and reducing waste.
For example the Armadale Aquatic Centre redevelopment project includes geothermal heating, creating a fully integrated, modern, year round facility that will be both comfortable for patrons and efficient to run.

What council hopes to gain from being a member of the Cities Power Partnership

City of Armadale Action Pledge Coming Soon!

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

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.

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).

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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 renewable energy benchmarks for new developments, for example Denman Prospect, ACT requires every new house to install a minimum solar PV system.

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

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