The Town of Cottlesoe
Is a Power Partner
The decision to join the Cities Power Partnership (CPP) was a logical step for the Town of Cottesloe, as the partnership will support us in working towards a sustainable future. Under the Town’s Strategic Plan and Local Government Legislation, the Town is required to meet the needs of current and future generations in a sustainable way, and being part of the CPP will assist us in achieving this. We are looking forward to accessing the collective knowledge and experience of the CPP, and to sharing our experiences with the network as well.
Council has committed to the following Cities Power Partnership pledges
Power council operations by renewable energy, and set targets to increase the level of renewable power for council operations over time.
Adopt best practice energy efficiency measures across all council buildings, and support community facilities to adopt these measures.
Support cycling through provision of adequate cycle lanes, bike parking and end-of-ride facilities.
Set city-level renewable energy or emissions reduction targets.
Set up meetings and attend events to work with other cities on tackling climate change.
The Town of Cottlesoe
What council has achieved in the past in energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport or broader sustainability
The Town of Cottesloe has an ongoing commitment to climate change action, with a 15kw solar PV system at the administration, Gold Waterwise status with the Water Corporation, sustainable travel initiatives and strong urban greening strategies. Coastal monitoring is carried out to ensure the Town is proactive in responding to coastal hazards and mitigating risks associated with coastal vulnerability. The Town’s Strategic Plan further outlines our aspirations to achieving long term financial, social and environmental sustainability.
What council hopes to achieve in the future in energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport or broader sustainability
In recognising the shared responsibility of climate change action, the Town seeks to develop a robust climate change policy which will guide future works and decision making processes across the organisation, ensuring best practice measures are maintained. In doing so, we hope to identify further opportunities for energy efficiency, energy reduction and stakeholder engagement and position ourselves as leaders in the sustainability field.
What council hopes to gain from being a member of the Cities Power Partnership
We are excited to join the success of the Cities Power Partnership and become part of the movement of dedicated Councils across Australia taking action on climate change. The Town of Cottesloe aims to ensure best practice across the fields of energy efficiency, sustainable transport, communication and governance and learn how we can better serve and protect our community from the impacts of climate change.
In joining the CPP, we look forward to sharing in the wealth of knowledge our counterparts offer, demonstrate our commitment to action on climate change and celebrate our work along the way.