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:

  •    Installation of solar hot water units in 4 City buildings;
  •    Installation of solar panels on 9 City buildings;
  •    Installation of water efficient showerheads and taps at the Cannington and Riverton Leisureplex’ and Civic and Administration Centre;
  •    LED lighting upgrade at the Riverton Leisureplex and the Civic and Administration Centre Carpark; and
  •    Modifications to the timing of air-conditioning within the Civic and Administration Centre.

For further information on the proposed solar panel upgrades click here .

 

Climate Change

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:

  •    Considering in day-to-day activities and decision-making processes;
  •    Council Reports
  •    Business Plans

To aid staff in the implementation and reporting the City has undertaken extensive sustainability training and education.