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:

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.

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.

Set minimum energy efficiency benchmarks for all planning applications.

Provide council resources to educate and support the uptake of renewable energy, such as by hiring an internal renewable energy support officer or establishing an independent body (such as the Moreland and Yarra Energy Foundations).

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.

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.

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.

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).

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

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

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