Climate Summit for Local Government

Sept 6-8, 2023 | Melbourne


Member event

CPP December Webinar | EVolution in Action: Accelerating the Local Government Transition to Electric Vehicles in WA

12 Dec 2023
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Zoom Webinar


Join us as we learn how the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA) is spearheading a groundbreaking EV fleet pilot project with 22 Local Governments representing a whopping 58% of the state’s population.

This initiative is designed to fast-track the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) by ingeniously uniting the needs of both smaller regional shires and larger metropolitan councils through a bulk procurement process that ensures maximum value for money. The project will also establish a knowledge hub to build capacity and help streamline the full sector’s transition to EVs.

Proof of concept is critical in regional areas to drive the transition, and WALGA recently completed an EV tour to engage with Local Governments in the Great Northern region of the State.

We’ll hear from WALGA’s Environmental Policy Officer Melanie Davis, as she unveils the benefits that have already materialised from WALGA’s EV projects and the rollout of charging infrastructure set for 2024.

Melanie will delve into how the data on use of charging infrastructure will inform adaptive management and the State Government’s energy policy development.

We’ll also hear from the City of Stirling, one of the local councils involved in this project to learn how this program is assisting their organisation to electrify its fleet.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge on this unique program involving both regional and metropolitan councils utilising the power of collaborative effort to drive a sustainable and cost effective EV fleet transformation.


Melanie Davies
Melanie Davies

Melanie Davies

Environment Policy Officer, WALGA

Melanie has worked in the Environment Policy Team at WALGA for seven years, and has over 20 years’ experience in sustainability and environmental management. Melanie has held project, policy and research positions in Local Government, State Government and the mining industry, both in Western Australia and Victoria. Melanie is passionate about the need for more sustainable modes of transport to address climate change and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Melanie is a keen cyclist and enjoys leading the Department of Transport’s Your Move Active Transport Program at WALGA and her children’s primary school.

Andrew Murphy
Andrew Murphy

Andrew Murphy

Director of Infrastructure, City of Stirling

Andrew Murphy is responsible for Environmental Sustainability, Engineering, Parks, Waste & Fleet, Facilities & Projects at the City of Stirling, WA. Andrew has over 30 years’ experience in local government, in the UK and Australia and has a particular focus and passion for Infrastructure and Environmental services. He has returned to the City as Director Infrastructure, previously holding the position of Manager Waste & Fleet, bringing his positive and enthusiastic attitude paired with his outstanding experience and knowledge.

Who should attend?

  • Fleet Managers
  • Sustainability officers
  • Finance and procurement
  • Asset and facility managers
  • Policy managers