City of Subiaco

Is a Power Partner

The City of Subiaco is committed to sustainability and delivering action on climate – and our
involvement in the Cities Power Partnership demonstrates this.
As we move towards ambitious targets set out in the City’s Corporate Carbon Reduction Plan,
including a 45% reduction in emissions by 2030, our pledges will help us make a real difference now
and for future generations.
We are excited to be part of the Cities Power Partnership and I’m looking forward to the
opportunities it will bring as we move towards a more sustainable future for our community.

Mayor Penny Taylor

Council has chosen the following pledges

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

Roll out energy efficient lighting across the municipality.

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

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

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 Subiaco

What has the City of Subiaco achieved in the past in energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport or broader sustainability?

The journey towards lowering emissions has already begun! Over the last couple years, the City of Subiaco has invested in solar infrastructure and now has a generation capacity of 162.78kW of solar energy spread out over five sites. The City has also been busy greening its fleet, including the recent purchase of four fully electric Nissan Leaf vehicles and four Toyota Corolla hybrid vehicles. This will reduce emissions by 59 tonnes and save more than $20,000 in fuel costs in 2020 alone.

What does the City of Subiaco hope to achieve in the future in energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport or broader sustainability?

The City of Subiaco will be actively working towards achieving the objectives of its Corporate Carbon Reduction Plan 2020-2030. This plan has clear and ambitious targets in emissions reduction (45% by 2030) and renewable energy (100% by 2025) for council operations.   

There will also be new investment in cycling infrastructure as the bike plan is currently being developed with extensive community engagement.  

What does the City of Subiaco hope to gain from being a member of the Cities Power Partnership?

The City of Subiaco sees great value in harnessing the collective knowledge of local governments to increase the sustainability and resilience of our municipality. In particular, the City is looking forward to learning from the experience of other local councils and being part of a larger movement progressing the necessary energy transition.