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:

Install renewable energy (solar PV and battery storage) on council buildings for example childcare facilities, libraries, street lighting, recreation centres, sporting grounds, and council offices.

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.

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).

Public lighting can use a large proportion of a city’s energy budget - roll out energy efficient lighting (particularly street lighting) across the municipality.

Support community facilities accessing renewable energy through incentives, support or grants.

Promote knowledge sharing and strengthen the local community’s capacity and skills in renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable transport.

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.

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

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

Incentivise the deployment of energy efficient heating and cooling technologies.

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