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.