City of Bayswater

Is a Power Partner

The Australian climate is changing, and the City of Bayswater is developing and adopting strategies to cost effectively reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. The City believes financial and environmental sustainability can go hand in hand and joining this partnership will help us and other Councils set best practice standards.

Mayor Cr Filomena Piffaretti

Council has committed to the following Cities Power Partnership pledges

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

Set city-level renewable energy or emissions reduction targets.

Ensure Council fleet purchases meet strict greenhouse gas emissions requirements and support the uptake of electric vehicles.

Encourage sustainable transport use such as public transport, walking and cycling through council transport planning and design.

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

City of Bayswater

What council has achieved in the past in energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport or broader sustainability.

The City is developing an emissions profile that outlines the City’s energy use and carbon emissions from its operations. This includes an audit of electricity use, street lighting and Council plant and fleet vehicles. Additionally the City is implementing immediate actions such as the installation of Solar PV on city-owned buildings, trialing electric vehicles and undertaking an energy efficiency program across its buildings.

What council hopes to achieve in the future in energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport or broader sustainability

Council has committed to pro-actively lower its carbon footprint by embracing sustainable targets of net zero emissions by 2040 and 100% renewables for its corporate practices by 2030.

What council hopes to gain from being a member of the Cities Power Partnership

By joining the CPP the City chooses to join a strong partnership that advocates for sustainability improvements across all levels of Government in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.