City of Albany

Is a Power Partner

The City of Albany have a drive to become Clean, Green and Sustainable with a tangible goal to achieve 100% energy self-sufficiency by embracing renewable alternatives that reduce our carbon footprint. We are future focused and getting smarter about how we use and create energy across the City so that our community can reap the benefits of prosperity for years to come.

Joining the City Power Partnership is an obvious project for us as it allows us to practice what we preach, walk the walk and lead from the front when it comes to our environmental impact. Albany are local leaders in sustainability with a climate, coastline, parks and reserves that our community are passionate about preserving for future generations.

Mayor Dennis Wellington

Council has committed to the following Cities Power Partnership pledges

Renewable Energy

Install renewable energy (solar PV and battery storage) on council buildings.

Renewable Energy

Power council operations by renewable energy, and set targets to increase the level of renewable power for council operations over time.

Energy Efficiency

Adopt best practice energy efficiency measures across all council buildings, and support community facilities to adopt these measures.

Sustainable Transport

Support cycling through provision of adequate cycle lanes, bike parking and end-of-ride facilities.

Work Together and Influence

Develop procurement policy to ensure that the practices of contractors and financers align with council’s renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable transport goals.

City of Albany

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.