Climate Summit for Local Government

Sept 6-8, 2023 | Melbourne

Town of Victoria Park's climate and sustainability commitments

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

  • Traditional Owners Whadjuk Nyoongar
  • Member since 2018
  • Population 36,962
Feature_icon_2 / Solar Energy


renewable energy for community by 2030

Our journey

What council has achieved in the past in energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport or broader sustainability

The Town is committed to the integration of sustainability into its functions, be it energy efficiency, green energy or sustainable transport. Strategically this focus is reflected our major Council-adopted plans, from the Town’s Strategic Community Plan, purchasing policy and the Town’s Environmental Plan 2013-2018.

The Town has Solar-thermal Hot Water systems on our Aqualife facility; retrofit water fittings (taps, cisterns and showerheads) in Aqualife and Leisurelife to reduce water consumption; purchased electric bikes to give our staff a sustainable transport option; and conducted energy audits of some of our facilities high-energy-consuming facilities, including our administration building, Aqualife and Leisurelife.

The Town also purchases green energy (through Landfill Gas and Power) to power seven of the Town’s high consuming facilities, and partners in several sustainability programs, including the Water Quality and Conservation Program; ‘Switch Your Thinking’ program; and Carbon Neutral.

What council hopes to achieve in the future in energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport or broader sustainability

The Town’s Strategic Community Plan 2017-2032 sets the direction for where the Town is headed in future years. “We lead in sustainability” is one of the key visions for the Town, with “To promote sustainable, connected, safe and diverse places for everyone” an Environmental Mission. Principally, the Town values cleaner air and healthier lifestyles through the promotion of more sustainable transport and built-form options as a preferred, affordable and accessible choice; and the Town accepts its part of the responsibility to leave a legacy of a cleaner and healthier natural environment. Strategic Outcomes include:

  • A safe, interconnected and well-maintained transport network that makes it easy for everyone to get around
  • A clean place where everyone knows the value of waste, water and energy
  • Appropriate, inviting and sustainable green spaces for everyone that are well-maintained and well managed
  • A place with sustainable, safe and convenient transport options for everyone
  • Appropriate and sustainable facilities for everyone that are well built, well-maintained and well-managed

What council hopes to gain from being a member of the Cities Power Partnership

Engagement in the Cities Power Partnership will be a mechanism by which the Town will seek to become a leader in sustainability. The Town looks forward to partnering with, and sharing knowledge with other Local Governments who are on a similar journey, tapping into the knowledge pool and opportunities that are available through the Climate Council, so that it can create a cleaner, brighter future for our community.


Council has committed to the following Cities Power Partnership pledges:

Renewable energy
Install renewable energy (solar PV and battery storage) on council buildings.
Energy Efficiency
Roll out energy efficient lighting across the municipality.
Sustainable Transport
Ensure Council fleet purchases meet strict greenhouse gas emissions requirements and support the uptake of electric vehicles.
Encourage sustainable transport use such as public transport, walking and cycling through council transport planning and design.
Support cycling through provision of adequate cycle lanes, bike parking and end-of-ride facilities.

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.
Media Release

Mayors commit to clean, local jobs

20 Oct 2020
Over forty mayors and councillors have released a joint statement committing to economic recovery solutions that create jobs and tackle climate change.

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