City of Kwinana

Is a Power Partner
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We’re fortunate to be a City physically surrounded by natural bushland and beautiful green open spaces. The Kwinana community are passionate about the natural environment, and as a City we are proud to take a leading role in managing the impacts of climate change while still accommodating population growth and development . The risks of climate change are incorporated into the City’s operational plans, policies and developmental assessments.The City of Kwinana is pleased to be involved in the Cities Power Partnership and we look forward to working together and sharing experiences with other local governments facing similar challenges

Mayor Carol Adams

What council has achieved in the past in energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport or broader sustainability

The City has been acting on climate change over a number of years and adopted a Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Plan in 2015. To date 142KW of solar panels have been installed on 4 Council facilities with further projects planned. Real time monitoring, LED lighting and solar hot water systems have also been installed in Council buildings. In addition the City has commenced an annual street tree planting program in residential areas with the least urban canopy to mitigate the urban heat island effect.  The City works with the Community through our participation in the Switch Your Thinking Program which offers discounts on sustainable products as well as workshops and programs for the community.    

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

The City would like to continue to work towards our climate change mitigation and adaptation goals. We intend to do this by expanding on the above activities, particularly the solar panel and street tree planting programs.  The City is currently reviewing our Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Plan and will incorporate ideas from the CPP pledges into this plan.

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

The City is looking forward to the opportunity to promote and gain broader recognition for our work as well as the support and networking between local governments.

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City of Kwinana Action Pledge Coming Soon!

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

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

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

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

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

Incentivise the deployment of energy efficient heating and cooling technologies.

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).

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).

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

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.

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.

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