Is a Power Partner
The City of Rockingham is proud to join a national network of Local Governments committed to championing climate change action.
As one of the fastest growing coastal cities in the south metropolitan corridor of Perth, we are acutely aware of the need to create a sustainable environment that will support a prosperous future.
In joining the Cities Power Partnership, we look forward to fostering strong working relationships and further developing our climate change responseMayor Barry W Sammels
Partnership Action Pledge
Our power partners are committed to switching to non-polluting energy and reducing emissions in their communities.
Install renewable energy on council buildings for example childcare facilities, libraries, street lighting, recreation centres, sporting grounds, and council offices
Adopt best practice energy efficiency measures across all council buildings, and support community facilities to adopt these measures.
Roll out energy efficient street lighting across the municipality.
Ensure Council fleet purchases meet strict greenhouse gas emissions requirements and support the uptake of electric vehicles.
Set up meetings and attend events, such as the Community Energy Congress or Cities Power Partnership Summit, where like-minded cities can address common concerns and learn from others’ experience.
What council has achieved in the past in energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport or broader sustainability
The City has long acknowledged the importance of addressing the implications of climate change. The City formally ratified this in 2011, when it became a signatory of Western Australia’s Local Government Association – Climate Change Declaration. Since then the City has installed solar PV panels on 74 Council Buildings, solar lighting in parks and access ways as well as progressively upgrading all existing lights to LEDs. Further, the renewable energy generated by capturing methane at the Millar Road Landfill was 1.5 times the City’s total energy use last year.
What council hopes to achieve in the future in energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport or broader sustainability
The City is in the process of developing a Sustainability Strategy that will provide a framework for delivery of actions across six key focus areas: waste, water, energy, health and nature, community engagement and climate response. A Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan is also being prepared to inform the community and decision makers about potential coastal hazards relative to sea level rise, the consequences and necessary actions. The City is also developing a policy position on single use plastics.
What council hopes to gain from being a member of the Cities Power Partnership
With 37kms of pristine coastline, a booming population and significant environmental values, the City is continually working to ensure these attributes are protected for future generations. Joining the Cities Power Partnership provides a wonderful platform to communicate and collaborate, with the shared vision of building a sustainable, liveable and prosperous future.