City of Gosnells
Council has chosen the following pledges
Install renewable energy (solar PV and battery storage) on council buildings.
Provide incentives and/or remove barriers to encourage local businesses to take up solar power and battery storage.
Develop education and behaviour-change programs to support local residents and businesses to tackle climate change through clean energy, energy efficiency and sustainable transport.
Support the local community to develop capacity and skills to tackle climate change.
Support local community energy groups with their community energy initiatives.
City of Gosnells
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.