Climate Summit for Local Government

Sept 6-8, 2023 | Melbourne

Town of Cottesloe's climate and sustainability commitments

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

  • Traditional Owners Whadjuk Nyoongar People
  • Member since 2021
  • Population 8,251

Our journey

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 achieve 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, demonstrating our commitment to action on climate change and celebrating our work along the way.


Council has committed to the following Cities Power Partnership pledges:

Renewable energy
Power council operations by renewable energy, and set targets to increase the level of renewable power for council operations over time.
Energy Efficiency
Adopt best practice energy efficiency measures across all council buildings, and support community facilities to adopt these measures.
Sustainable Transport
Support cycling through provision of adequate cycle lanes, bike parking and end-of-ride facilities.
Work Together and Influence
Set city-level renewable energy or emissions reduction targets.
Set up meetings and attend events to work with other cities on tackling climate change.

In the news

Media Release

Western Australian councils work together for a renewable future

23 Nov 2021
More than 40 council representatives will gather to discuss opportunities to work together to achieve emissions reduction across WA.

Join now and be part of the groundswell of local governments and communities across Australia tackling climate change.