City of Bunbury
Is a Power Partner
in parks, roads, reserves & car parks
Solar heat exchangers
South West Sports Centre
The City of Bunbury recognises the potentially far reaching implications of climate change for its business and local community into the future. In light of this, the City has proactively undertaken a range of climate change mitigation and adaptation initiatives for many years. The City welcomes the opportunity to participate in the Climate Commission’s Cities Power Partnership in seeking to further its climate change mitigation program and to foster strong working relationships with other local governments through knowledge sharing and mutual support.
Council has committed to the following Cities Power Partnership pledges
Encourage sustainable transport use such as public transport, walking and cycling through council transport planning and design.
Set city-level renewable energy or emissions reduction targets.
Lobby state and federal governments to increase sustainable transport options
Set up meetings and attend events to work with other cities on tackling climate change.
Develop education and behaviour-change programs to support local residents and businesses to tackle climate change through clean energy, energy efficiency and sustainable transport.
City of Bunbury
What council has achieved in the past
The City of Bunbury previously completed the ICLEI Cities for Climate Protection program and in doing so has set emissions reduction targets and prepared and commenced the implementation of a greenhouse gas reduction strategy. Some of the key mitigation initiatives that the City has undertaken include:
- the installation of solar heat exchangers on the City’s recreation centre, the South West Sports Centre, to minimise gas usage in heating the swimming pools (N.B. the City’s largest single source of gas usage)
- ongoing improvements to the efficiency of the City’s vehicle fleet
- introduction of a greenwaste recycling program, which supports reductions in landfill gas emissions at the City’s landfill site
- installation of solar lighting in a range of parks, road reserves and car parks across the City.
What council hopes to achieve in the future
In participating in the program, the City seeks to support the continual implementation and improvement of its climate change mitigation program in contributing to international efforts to reduce the impact of climate change in the future.
What council hopes to gain from being a member
The City of Bunbury looks forward to participating in the Cities Power Partnership as it will provide an opportunity to reaffirm the City’s commitment to climate change mitigation, promote strong working relationships with other local governments and assist in celebrating the achievements of the local government sector in relation to climate change mitigation