City of Gosnells

Is a Power Partner
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The City of Gosnells is proud of its role as a regional partner in addressing climate change. The City co-founded the Switch your thinking program in 2002, which now involves 16 local governments in Perth, providing our communities with innovative opportunities to minimise climate impacts.At a corporate level, we have built Australia’s first 6 Star Green Star rated public facility at Mills Park, which was a progression from our 5 Star Green Star Civic Centre. There is still much work to be done, and we look forward to it.

Mayor Glen Dewhurst

The City of Gosnells is pleased to join the Cities Power Partnership, acknowledging our ongoing commitment to addressing climate change. The City believes in a cross- boundaries approach to tackling climate change and looks forward to working with other local governments and learning from each other to grow the capacity of our sector to protect the environment.

Our achievements
As part of the Switch your thinking program, the City has committed to helping our residents live sustainably. This program is run with our neighbouring local governments to maximise our impact. To assist our community to access environmental products, we offer discounts on solar photovoltaic panels, battery storage, rainwater tanks and more through Rewards for Residents. The City also offers free energy efficiency tips and peak load warnings via SMS so our community can act together to shape our energy future. In 2017, the City was recognised for these efforts and won the National Energy Efficiency Award for Best Residential Project.

Our future
In 2018, the City looks forward to launching our Smart Cities and Suburbs program Switch your roof. Our future commitments include ongoing improvement in our corporate and community facilities and staying abreast of improvements in energy efficient design and retrofit. This will include installing more efficient appliances, lighting and renewable energy in a growing number of City facilities.

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City of Gosnells Action Pledge Coming Soon!

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

Ensure that new developments are designed to maximize public and active transport use, and are designed to support electric vehicle uptake.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Adopt best practice energy efficiency measures across all council buildings, and support community facilities to adopt these measures.

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

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