Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Is a Power Partner

As Australia’s fastest-growing local government we recognise the challenge of balancing the needs of a growing population with preserving our environmental values. The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale is meeting this challenge head on through measures such as the Cities Power Partnership that address the global issue of climate change at a local level.

Mayor Michelle Rich

Partnership Action Pledge

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



Encourage local businesses and residents to take up solar PV, battery storage and solar hot water heating. This can be done through providing incentives

Implement an education and behaviour change program to influence the behaviour of council officers, local residents and businesses within the municipality to drive the shift to renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable transport

Promote knowledge sharing and strengthen the local community’s capacity and skills in renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable transport

Support local community energy groups with their community energy initiatives.

Install renewable energy (solar PV and battery storage) on council buildings, for example childcare facilities, libraries, street lighting, recreation centres, sporting grounds, and council offices.

Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

The Shire is pleased to join the Cities Power Partnership, which acknowledges our ongoing commitment to addressing climate change. As a co-founder of the award-winning Switch your Thinking program, the Shire has been working with neighbouring Councils to reduce regional greenhouse gas emissions and inspire community resource conservation. It is our firm belief that global change begins with local action and we look forward to working with other member councils across Australia to reduce our collective carbon footprint.

Our achievements –

The Shire is committed to helping our residents live sustainably, and has joined forces with neighbouring local governments tackle regional greenhouse gas emissions.

Through the innovative Switch your Thinking program, we assist local businesses seeking to reduce their environmental impact, trail innovative technology, and provide the community with information and advice to reduce residential energy consumption.

We are proud to have gained national recognition for our efforts, including winning the National Energy Efficiency Award for Best Residential Project.

Our future –

We look forward to launching the Cities Power Partnership, and continuing to work with neighbouring councils and the Federal Government to grow the Switch your Thinking program. Through this and other programs, we aim to equip our residents with the information needed to think and act sustainably.

More broadly, we are committed to meeting the needs of a growing population while always keeping sight of our environmental values. The Shire is located in a very special part of the world and our residents enjoy a close connection with nature – something we are determined to preserve.

Our hopes –

The Shire is keen to build on our success by partnering with other progressive councils and industry experts to share knowledge, ideas and insight that will ultimately maximise the Cities Power Partnership’s collective impact.

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