The City of Swan Partnership Action Pledge
Our power partners are commited to switching to non-polluting energy and reducing emissions in their communities.
Install renewable energy systems (solar PV) on council buildings. Solar PV systems to be installed at these facilities during the pledge period: • Ballajura Aquatic Centre • Woodlake Community Centre • Percy Cullen Oval Pavilion • Midland Sports Complex. Planning for solar PV systems at these facilities to be undertaken during the pledge period: • Operations Centre (may also be implemented during the pledge period) • Altone Park Leisure Centre - to be implemented subsequently, as part of scheduled building renewal.
Encourage local businesses and residents to take up solar PV, battery storage and solar hot water heating. City of Swan joined the Switch Your Thinking program in 2017/18, which offers renewable energy incentives to local businesses and residents, ie. discounts on items to help them save water and energy, and reduce waste. This will be promoted during the pledge period for uptake by Swan's community. The Thinking Green workshop series in January to June 2018 will provide community education opportunities to encourage local residents to use renewable energy in, and improve the energy efficiency of their homes.
Adopt best practice energy efficiency measures across all council buildings. Projects to be undertaken during the pledge period include: • LED lighting upgrade at Ballajura Aquatic Centre • Planning for LED lighting upgrade and renewal of the solar water heating system at Altone Park Leisure Centre - to be implemented as part of scheduled building renewal • An energy and efficiency report to be prepared for Swan Park Leisure Centre based on an energy audit done previously, to provide clear strategy for upcoming major works.
Provide for adequate cycle lanes (both space and connectivity) in road design and support cyclists through providing parking, and end of trip facilities (such as covered, secure bike storage, showers, bicycle maintenance and incentives). Projects to be undertaken during the pledge period include: • Cycle lanes to be planned along Morrison Road and Great Northern Highway • The City's CycleConnect Strategy will be reviewed and superseded by a new Cycle Plan to drive improvement of cycleways and end of trip facilities in Swan.
Set 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. The City will begin collecting and publishing corporate emissions data by June 30, 2018. Funds will be allocated to model the City's 'Business as Usual' emission trajectory in 2018/19 and a reduction target below this trajectory will be set by the end of the pledge period.