Caring for the environment and being sustainable are major priorities our community and therefore the City.
In the last few months we’ve made some significant announcements to help keep the City’s future green.
This year, the City will be moving to renewable energy across a number of sites, reducing emissions by an estimated 826 tonnes per year.
The Energy Sustainability and Renewables Project – coordinated by WALGA – supports local governments to achieve renewable energy and emission reduction targets, decrease offset reliance, and reduce costs.
The power-purchasing project aims to reduce the amount of energy derived from fossil fuels by using local renewable energy sources.
It will also help the City achieve ambitious carbon reduction targets which include moving to 100 per cent renewable energy by 2025 and reducing operational greenhouse gas emissions by 45 per cent by 2030.
Last year, the City announced it was the first WA local government to be certified carbon neutral under the Commonwealth’s Climate Active program; read more about this exciting milestone.
Other recent green projects:
- a joint greening plan for the western suburbs to manage, protect, preserve and enhance vegetation in parks, reserves and private land
- two additional floating islands in Subiaco Common Lake to naturally improve water quality and reduce the risk of algae blooms, as well as providing a safe haven for wildlife.