The City of Canning works hard to provide businesses with resources, initiatives and workshops to help you become more sustainable.

Rewards for BusinessSwitch Your Thinking

The Rewards for Business initiative supports businesses in becoming more sustainable. A local government initiative Switch Your Thinking has partnered with local suppliers to offer businesses discounts on products to help cut waste and reduce energy and water use. Products include solar panels, insulation paint, green printing and small business energy and water audits.

Download the Rewards for Business brochure here.

Switched on Business Initiative

The Switched on Business Initiative is also run by Switch Your Thinking and aims to celebrate sustainability actions in local business. As a Switch Your Thinking member, the City of Canning is able to recognise and promote the efforts of a ‘Switched on Business’ within the City of Canning.

To nominate a business for a Switched on Business Award email Switch Your Thinking on Cafes

Responsible Cafes

Switch Your Thinking is additionally partnering with Responsible Cafes and Keep Australia Beautiful to encourage cafes to offer customers discounts if they bring their own KeepCup. Cafes who sign up to the program are included on a national map of participating cafes on the Responsible Cafes website and offered free promotion on social media. Cafes within the City of Canning will also receive a batch of Switch Your Thinking KeepCups and posters for promotion.

For further information visit Responsible Cafes on the Switch Your Thinking website.

Download the Responsible Cafes poster here.

The Last StrawThe Last Straw

Switch Your Thinking is partnering with The Last Straw to encourage local businesses to reduce plastic straws. Local venues that sign up will receive a great incentive pack including reusable straws and customer educational material to assist with the transition away from disposable plastic straws.

For further information visit The Last Straw on the Switch Your Thinking website.

Download the Last Straw poster here.

Waterwise Development ProgramWaterwise Logo

Have you heard of the Water Corporation Waterwise Development Program? To help make WA a more water efficient community, the Water Corporation is working with the Urban Development Institute of Australia (WA division) to recognise exceptional water efficiency outcomes in all new water sensitive developments.

As a Waterwise Council, the City of Canning is passionate about creating water sensitive cities and communities, and encourages all developers to consider joining the Waterwise Development Program. Endorsed Waterwise Developments receive many great benefits, not least the recognition of the important work they are doing to preserve our water resources for future generations.

To apply for recognition for the Waterwise Development Program email the Water Corporation on

Industrial Audit Program

The City undertakes a Light Industry Program to improve sustainable business practices in the community. The Light Industry Program is a joint initiative by the Department of Environment Regulation and the Department of Parks and Wildlife. The program is designed to improve the quality of the Swan and Canning River Catchments by reducing contaminants from light industrial and commercial activities.

Download the Light Industry Program brochure here.

Green Stamp Accreditation ProgramGreen Stamp Accreditation Program

The City is working with the Motor Trade Association of Western Australia and the Print Industry Association to promote the Green Stamp Accreditation Program. The accreditation program informs businesses about best environmental management practices and will assist businesses to meet their obligations under the Light Industry Program.

For further details on any of the above items contact the City of Canning Sustainability Officer on 08 6229 4435 or ‚Äčsend an email.

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