What Council has achieved in the past in energy efficiency, renewable energy or broader sustainability
City of Albany Council have a track record for success in the sustainability space, with initiatives such as our leisure centre heating system being powered by Biofuel, upgrading our City streetlights to LED power, inducted as a Waterwise Council and Aquatic Centre, contestable energy contracts and tariff optimisation and installing electric vehicle chargers at both our Library and Visitor Centre.
These initiatives underpin the City’s Community Waste Resource Strategy that outlines the City’s commitment to providing a sustainable and progressive approach to waste management and recognises waste as a resource with potentially many forms of reinvention and reuse.
What Council hopes to achieve in the future in energy efficiency, renewable energy or broader sustainability
Our overarching aim for 2026 is to be 100% corporate renewal energy efficient which will be driven by adding to our sustainable projects such as joining the Cities Power Partnership and the adoption of a City of Albany Corporate Energy Plan that will outline how we get there.
What Council hopes to gain from being a member of the Cities Power Partnership
We are excited to join the success of the Cities Power Partnership and become part of a family who are driven to achieve renewable energy efficiency across Australia.
The biggest benefit for the City of Albany collaborating with Cities Power Partnership is the commitment we are putting towards our pledges. It is a passion of Council that Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Sustainable Transport and Working together and influence shape the future of the region, and become synonymous with the way we do business, create projects and support our community.
Having a peer support network in other Local Governments who are a part of the Cities Power Partnership is a massive advantage and something we are really excited about getting involved with, learning and sharing our own experiences with others.