City of Gosnells
Is a Power Partner
The City of Gosnells is proud of its role as a regional partner in addressing climate change. The City co-founded the Switch your thinking program in 2002, which now involves 16 local governments in Perth, providing our communities with innovative opportunities to minimise climate impacts.At a corporate level, we have built Australia’s first 6 Star Green Star rated public facility at Mills Park, which was a progression from our 5 Star Green Star Civic Centre. There is still much work to be done, and we look forward to it.Mayor Glen Dewhurst
Partnership Action Pledge
Our power partners are committed to switching to non-polluting energy and reducing emissions in their communities.
Install renewable energy (solar PV and battery storage) on council buildings, for example childcare facilities, libraries, street lighting, recreation centres, sporting grounds, and council offices.
Encourage local businesses and residents to take up solar PV, battery storage and solar hot water heating. This can be done through providing incentives
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
Promote knowledge sharing and strengthen the local community’s capacity and skills in renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable transport
Support local community energy groups with their community energy initiatives
City of Gosnells
The City of Gosnells is pleased to join the Cities Power Partnership, acknowledging our ongoing commitment to addressing climate change. The City believes in a cross- boundaries approach to tackling climate change and looks forward to working with other local governments and learning from each other to grow the capacity of our sector to protect the environment.
As part of the Switch your thinking program, the City has committed to helping our residents live sustainably. This program is run with our neighbouring local governments to maximise our impact. To assist our community to access environmental products, we offer discounts on solar photovoltaic panels, battery storage, rainwater tanks and more through Rewards for Residents. The City also offers free energy efficiency tips and peak load warnings via SMS so our community can act together to shape our energy future. In 2017, the City was recognised for these efforts and won the National Energy Efficiency Award for Best Residential Project.
In 2018, the City looks forward to launching our Smart Cities and Suburbs program Switch your roof. Our future commitments include ongoing improvement in our corporate and community facilities and staying abreast of improvements in energy efficient design and retrofit. This will include installing more efficient appliances, lighting and renewable energy in a growing number of City facilities.