City of Mitcham

Is a Power Partner

“The City of Mitcham has taken the pledge to tackle climate change in its own backyard as part of the Cities Power Partnership. Our community want meaningful action on climate change and we’re proud to join the hundreds of shires, towns and cities across Australia that are cutting greenhouse gas pollution, switching to clean energy and building resilient communities.”

Mayor Heather Holmes-Ross

Partnership action pledges

Our power partners are committed to switching to non-polluting energy and reducing emissions in their communities.

 

 

Power Partners have six months to select their pledges. Check back soon to see in which exciting ways the City of Mitcham have chosen to reduce their emissions.

City of Mitcham

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

Notable achievements by the City of Mitcham include:

  • A climate adaptation program called Resilient South
  • Installation of 45 KW of solar photovoltaics on its buildings
  • Upgrade of approximately 4980 residential street lights to LED
  • Energy audits of high energy use City of Mitcham sites
  • Ongoing maintenance of a corporate greenhouse gas inventory
  • A linkage to 60% renewable energy will be sourced from Lake Bonney wind farm for large sites and for 12 and 24 hour street lighting under a local government contract between Jan 2020 and Dec 2022 .

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

In the future Council hopes to demonstrate further leadership in responding to climate change by:

  • Strengthening its Resilient South program
  • Installing more renewable energy on its buildings
  • Switching more of its lights to LED lighting
  • Exploring carbon neutral fleet opportunities
  • Strengthening bicycle and walking linkages across the city
  • Establishing a corporate emission reduction target, and
  • Finalising a corporate “carbon neutral road map”.

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

By becoming a member of the Cities Power Partnership, Council hopes to respond to its recent climate change emergency declaration, learn from best practice organisations, strengthen leadership and prioritise meaningful action by Council  to respond to the impacts of climate change.

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