Climate Summit for Local Government

Sept 6-8, 2023 | Melbourne

Shire of Mundaring's climate and sustainability commitments

Shire of Mundaring is part of the Cities Power Partnership, Australia's largest network of councils leading the way to a sustainable future

  • Traditional Owners Nyungar People
  • Member since 2018
  • Population 39,161

Our journey

The Shire of Mundaring has already taken some steps to reduce its energy use and emissions by installing solar panels and increasing energy efficiency. The Shire was a past participant in the Cities for Climate Protection Program, and the Perth Solar Cities initiative which helped some local residents access home energy audits and discounted solar systems.

In 2018 the Shire adopted a new Energy and Emissions Reduction Strategy. The Energy Team will be working to reduce Shire emissions with energy efficiency measures and purchasing decisions, LED lighting, solar panels, and behaviour changes. At the same time we will be encouraging local residents and businesses to make changes to reduce their own energy use and emissions.

Both reducing emissions and adapting to a certain level of unavoidable climate change are significant challenges for local governments. As our Strategy states, ‘it is important to note that local governments alone cannot and should not be expected to manage emissions reduction to the extent necessary to avoid dangerous levels of climate change.’ We really need national leadership and State Government support, which is why we value the advocacy efforts of the Cities Power Partnership.


Council has committed to the following Cities Power Partnership pledges:

Renewable energy
Install renewable energy (solar PV and battery storage) on council buildings.
Create a revolving green energy fund to finance renewable energy projects.
Energy Efficiency
Roll out energy efficient lighting across the municipality.
Sustainable Transport
Lobby state and federal governments to increase sustainable transport options
Work Together and Influence
Develop education and behaviour-change programs to support local residents and businesses to tackle climate change through clean energy, energy efficiency and sustainable transport.

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