City of Bunbury

Is a Power Partner

Solar lighting

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.

Mayor Gary Brennan

Partnership Action Pledge

Our power partners are committed to switching to non-polluting energy and reducing emissions in their communities.

Sustainable Transport

Encourage sustainable transport use (public transport, walking and cycling) through Council transport planning and design.

Renewable Energy

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.

Work Together and Influence

Lobby state and federal governments for improvements to planning legislation to promote sustainable transport options, and increased investment in and provision of public transport services.

Work Together and Influence

Set up meetings and attend events, such as the Community Energy Congress or Cities Power Partnership Summit, where like-minded cities can address common concerns and learn from others’ experience.

Work Together and Influence

Implement an education and behaviour change program to influence the behaviour of council officers, local residents and businesses within the municipality to drive the shift to renewable 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

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