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.