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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

Implement an education and behavior change program to influence the behavior of council officers, local residents and businesses within the municipality to drive the shift to renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable transport.

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

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).

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).

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