|Strategic Sustainability Program (Corporate)|
Utility Revolving Fund
In 2013 the City established a Utility Revolving Fund to invest in water and energy efficiency. Financial savings resulting from these investments are returned to the Fund to provide for further efficiency improvements and ensuing financial sustainability. This has resulted in the following improvements:
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At Ordinary Council Meeting held on 17 March 2015 the Council endorsed the signing of the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA) Climate Change Declaration to acknowledge the existence of climate change, commit to act, set an emissions reduction target and develop an action plan that focuses on a two, five and ten year future.
The City is in the process of developing a Climate Change Action Plan that focuses on a two, five and ten year future.
Waterwise Council Program
The Water Corporation and the Department of Water, with the support of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) Water Campaign, launched the Waterwise Council Program in 2009 to support local governments to improve water efficiency in Council operations and communities activities.
The City is working towards attaining Waterwise Council endorsement and is currently working on a Water Efficiency Action Plan to be submitted to the Water Corporation by October 2016.
Strategic Sustainable Development Training
The City has adopted a Sustainability Policy that is being integrated by staff across the organisation into all aspects of business by:
To aid staff in the implementation and reporting the City has undertaken extensive sustainability training and education.