Friday, 14 May 2021

City celebrates 10 years as Waterwise Council

The City is celebrating 10 years of being a Waterwise Council this year, after being recently re-endorsed as a gold council by the Water Corporation.

The award acknowledges and celebrates the City’s commitment to sustainable water management, and encourages local governments to support the creation of waterwise communities.

The City was one of the first councils to be awarded gold recognition and was the first to receive platinum for outstanding work on reducing water consumption and increasing water quality in 2017.

To celebrate 10 years of endorsement in the program, the City was gifted a commemorative park bench which has been installed in Cliff Sadlier Reserve near the recently completed living stream.

Subiaco Mayor Penny Taylor said with the impacts of climate change on our water supplies, it’s incredibly important for organisations to manage water sustainably.

“We know the actions we take now can directly impact the future of our environment and sustainable water management plays a significant role in this,” she said.

“It’s important that local governments lead by example and, not only help their community to implement ‘greener’ practices, but also to make sustainable living the norm and a regular part of our daily operations.”

Some waterwise actions implemented by the City over the years include:
  • waterwise verge restoration program
  • urban forest strategy
  • eco-zoned gardens throughout the City’s parks
  • monitoring programs for wetlands, bores and lakes
  • installation of Seabin and floating island
  • Cliff Sadlier living stream
  • street community planting events.

The Waterwise Council Program was introduced by Water Corporation and Department of Water and Environmental Regulation more than 12 years ago. A total of 46 councils are now endorsed through the program.

 Find out more on the Water Corporation website.
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