WALGA’s ‘searchable map’ details climate change projects, programs and policies being developed by proactive Local Governments across the State. The map provides a complete picture of the depth and breadth of Local Government’s vital contribution to the climate change management space, and is a visual tool for advocacy on future funding and support needs for the sector.
 

The map includes specifics of the projects including contact details of the project ‘owner’ so that Local Governments can communicate with their neighbours and colleagues across the sector to ensure that successful projects are shared, celebrated and efforts not duplicated.

City of Armadale
Divestment Policy
City of Armadale
In November 2015, the City of Armadale passed a motion to only invest in green investments in the future. Green investments were described as investments which meet the requirements of Local Government (Financial Management) Regulations 1996 and additionally the investment is �with an authorised institution that respects the environment by not investing in fossil fuel industries�.
Local Government Climate Change Declaration signatory
City of Armadale
The City of Armadale is a signatory of the Local Government Climate Change Declaration. This Declaration will stand as a voluntary opportunity for Councils to demonstrate their political commitment to locally appropriate climate change management, and to participate in a sector wide leadership approach. The Declaration is consistent with the intent of WALGA's endorsed Climate Change Policy Statement, and it was endorsed at the August 2011 meeting of State Council.
Shire of Ashburton
Local Government Climate Change Declaration signatory
Shire of Ashburton
The Shire of Ashburton is a signatory of the Local Government Climate Change Declaration. This Declaration will stand as a voluntary opportunity for Councils to demonstrate their political commitment to locally appropriate climate change management, and to participate in a sector wide leadership approach. The Declaration is consistent with the intent of WALGA's endorsed Climate Change Policy Statement, and it was endorsed at the August 2011 meeting of State Council.
Town of Bassendean
Local Government Climate Change Declaration signatory
Town of Bassendean
The Town of Bassendean is a signatory of the Local Government Climate Change Declaration. This Declaration will stand as a voluntary opportunity for Councils to demonstrate their political commitment to locally appropriate climate change management, and to participate in a sector wide leadership approach. The Declaration is consistent with the intent of WALGA's endorsed Climate Change Policy Statement, and it was endorsed at the August 2011 meeting of State Council.
Divestment Policy
Town of Bassendean
In March 2016 the Town of Bassendean adopted a revised Investment Policy, which will give preference to investing in financial institutions which do not invest in or finance the fossil fuel industry.
Local Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan
Town of Bassendean
The Town of Bassendean in partnership with the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) has developed the Local Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan (LCCAAP) to address impacts of climate change that will create a huge challenge for Local Government, impacting not only on the environment but the Town's business operations and its communities.
City of Bayswater
Local Government Climate Change Declaration signatory
City of Bayswater
The City of Bayswater is a signatory of the Local Government Climate Change Declaration. This Declaration will stand as a voluntary opportunity for Councils to demonstrate their political commitment to locally appropriate climate change management, and to participate in a sector wide leadership approach. The Declaration is consistent with the intent of WALGA's endorsed Climate Change Policy Statement, and it was endorsed at the August 2011 meeting of State Council.
City of Belmont
Local Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan
City of Belmont
The City of Belmont in partnership with Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) has developed the Local Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan (LCCAAP) to address impacts of climate change that will create a huge challenge for Local Government, impacting not only on the environment but the CIty's business operations and it communities.
Local Government Climate Change Declaration signatory
City of Belmont
The City of Belmont is a signatory of the Local Government Climate Change Declaration. This Declaration will stand as a voluntary opportunity for Councils to demonstrate their political commitment to locally appropriate climate change management, and to participate in a sector wide leadership approach. The Declaration is consistent with the intent of WALGA's endorsed Climate Change Policy Statement, and it was endorsed at the August 2011 meeting of State Council.
Perth Solar City Demonstration Project - Belmont Oasis
City of Belmont
Implemented as part of the Australian Government's Solar Cities initiative: Solar Pool Heating and Efficient Lighting Technology, Belmont Oasis solar pool heating system was installed in December 2010 to reduce reliance on gas for swimming pool heating. Halogen down lights and fluorescents were replaced with more efficient LEDs in May and June 2011. LED carpark lighting was also installed. At the Ruth Faulkner Public Librarya 2.1kW polycrystalline solar PV system was installed in June 2010, and an existing thin film system was upgraded to 2.1 kW.
Shire of Boddington
Local Government Climate Change Declaration signatory
Shire of Boddington
The Shire of Boddington is a signatory of the Local Government Climate Change Declaration. This Declaration will stand as a voluntary opportunity for Councils to demonstrate their political commitment to locally appropriate climate change management, and to participate in a sector wide leadership approach. The Declaration is consistent with the intent of WALGA's endorsed Climate Change Policy Statement, and it was endorsed at the August 2011 meeting of State Council.
Shire of Brookton
Local Government Climate Change Declaration signatory
Shire of Brookton
The Shire of Brookton is a signatory of the Local Government Climate Change Declaration. This Declaration will stand as a voluntary opportunity for Councils to demonstrate their political commitment to locally appropriate climate change management, and to participate in a sector wide leadership approach. The Declaration is consistent with the intent of the Western Australian Local Government Association's (the Association) endorsed Climate Change Policy Statement, and it was endorsed at the August 2011 meeting of State Council.
City of Busselton
Geothermal Heating of the Geographe Leisure Centre
City of Busselton
The City of Busselton completed work on their geothermal heating system for the swimming-pools and buildings of the Geographe Leisure Centre in 2014. The geothermal system works by running insulated pipes from a storage tank containing groundwater at a minimum of 32.5 degrees, to the Geographe Leisure Centre. The water is pumped to the Centre site, run through a heat exchange system to extract the heat and then returned to the storage tank. The system was built to significantly reduce electricity costs and greenhouse gas emissions, while allowing increased use of the outdoor pool, which was not previously heated.
Town of Cambridge
Local Government Climate Change Declaration signatory
Town of Cambridge
The Town of Cambridge is a signatory of the Local Government Climate Change Declaration. This Declaration will stand as a voluntary opportunity for Councils to demonstrate their political commitment to locally appropriate climate change management, and to participate in a sector wide leadership approach. The Declaration is consistent with the intent of WALGA's endorsed Climate Change Policy Statement, and it was endorsed at the August 2011 meeting of State Council.
Shire of Canarvon
Local Government Climate Change Declaration signatory
Shire of Canarvon
The Shire of Canarvon is a signatory of the Local Government Climate Change Declaration. This Declaration will stand as a voluntary opportunity for Councils to demonstrate their political commitment to locally appropriate climate change management, and to participate in a sector wide leadership approach. The Declaration is consistent with the intent of WALGA's endorsed Climate Change Policy Statement, and it was endorsed at the August 2011 meeting of State Council.
City of Canning
Local Government Climate Change Declaration signatory
City of Canning
The City of Canning is a signatory of the Local Government Climate Change Declaration. This Declaration will stand as a voluntary opportunity for Councils to demonstrate their political commitment to locally appropriate climate change management, and to participate in a sector wide leadership approach. The Declaration is consistent with the intent of WALGA's endorsed Climate Change Policy Statement, and it was endorsed at the August 2011 meeting of State Council.
Riverton Leisureplex Geothermal Bore
City of Canning
The Riverton Leisureplex geothermal bore decends over one kilometer underground to extract heated water, which is then used to heat the aquatic centre's water and air through a heat exchange unit. The bore was opened in 2015, and is expected to save 588 tonnes of carbon emissions and $170,000 in energy costs per year.
Shire of Capel
Sustainability Strategy 2013-2018
Shire of Capel
The Sustainability Strategy 2013-2018 outlines the Shire of Capel�s sustainability agenda over the next five years. The strategy focuses on reducing environmental impacts in the areas of energy, transport, water, waste and carbon. The strategy provides some background on activities carried out to date, current status, sets targets for future improvements and outlines actions that Council intends to take to achieve the targets.
City of Cockburn
Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Strategy 2011 - 2020
City of Cockburn
The City of Cockburn Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Strategy sets a vision, targets and actions to reduce emissions from the City's corporate activities.
Local Government Climate Change Declaration signatory
City of Cockburn
The City of Cockburn is a signatory of the Local Government Climate Change Declaration. This Declaration will stand as a voluntary opportunity for Councils to demonstrate their political commitment to locally appropriate climate change management, and to participate in a sector wide leadership approach. The Declaration is consistent with the intent of WALGA's endorsed Climate Change Policy Statement, and it was endorsed at the August 2011 meeting of State Council.
Renewable Energy Program
City of Cockburn
The City of Cockburn Renewable Energy Program supports investment in renewable energy systems, a virtual power station, renewable energy art, wind resource mapping, a renewable energy policy, and community education activities.
Sustainable Environment Strategy
City of Cockburn
The Sustainable Environment Strategy 2011-2016 aims to ensure that the City acts in an environmentally sustainable manner in all of its operations and to encourage, empower and support the City's community to live in an environmentally sustainable manner. The Strategy sets out actions to be undertaken across four areas; air and emissions, water quality and consumption, greening Vincent and reduce, reuse, recycle.
Cockburn Sound Coastal Alliance (CSCA)
Cockburn Sound Coastal Alliance (CSCA)
The Cockburn Sound Coastal Alliance (CSCA) is comprised of four Local Governments, the City of Cockburn, City of Fremantle, City of Rockingham and the City of Kwinana as well as the Department of Defence (Defence Support and Reform Group) and the Cockburn Sound Management Council. The alliance is working collaboratively to identify the vulnerability of the Cockburn Sound and Owen Anchorage coastal zone to coastal processes, to determine what built and natural assets are likely to be impacted by those processes in a changing climate and, in consultation with a broader stakeholder group, develop adaptation plans to address those identified vulnerabilities.
Town of Cottesloe
Carbon Neutral
Town of Cottesloe
In 2010 the Town of Cottesloe committed to becoming Carbon Neutral. Since then, the Town have been working through four steps to acieve carbon neutrality. The steps they have achieved are: catalogue and prepare an inventory of corporate facilities and activities to measure greenhouse gas emissions, planning an approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through the development of a Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan, and switching to energy sources that produce less greenhouse gas emissions. The final step, which is offsetting any remaining greenhouse gas emissions, is currently underway. Annual Carbon Inventories are available on the Town's website, starting with the baseline 2009/10.
Local Adaptation Action Plan
Town of Cottesloe
As a result of recommendations of the regional WESROC Climate Change Risk Assessment and Adaptation Report, commissioned by members of WESROC, Cottesloe produced a Local Adaptation Plan, endorsed in 2011. The Plan prioritises climate change adaptation measures over the period 2011-2016, across all sectors of the organisation.
Local Government Climate Change Declaration signatory
Town of Cottesloe
The Town of Cottesloe is a signatory of the Local Government Climate Change Declaration. This Declaration will stand as a voluntary opportunity for Councils to demonstrate their political commitment to locally appropriate climate change management, and to participate in a sector wide leadership approach. The Declaration is consistent with the intent of WALGA's endorsed Climate Change Policy Statement, and it was endorsed at the August 2011 meeting of State Council.
Shire of Dandaragan
Local Government Climate Change Declaration signatory
Shire of Dandaragan
The Shire of Dandaragan is a signatory of the Local Government Climate Change Declaration. This Declaration will stand as a voluntary opportunity for Councils to demonstrate their political commitment to locally appropriate climate change management, and to participate in a sector wide leadership approach. The Declaration is consistent with the intent of WALGA's endorsed Climate Change Policy Statement, and it was endorsed at the August 2011 meeting of State Council.
Shire of Denmark
Local Government Climate Change Declaration signatory
Shire of Denmark
The Shire of Denmark is a signatory of the Local Government Climate Change Declaration. This Declaration will stand as a voluntary opportunity for Councils to demonstrate their political commitment to locally appropriate climate change management, and to participate in a sector wide leadership approach. The Declaration is consistent with the intent of WALGA's endorsed Climate Change Policy Statement, and it was endorsed at the August 2011 meeting of State Council.
Town of East Fremantle
Local Government Climate Change Declaration signatory
Town of East Fremantle
The Town of East Fremantle is a signatory of the Local Government Climate Change Declaration. This Declaration will stand as a voluntary opportunity for Councils to demonstrate their political commitment to locally appropriate climate change management, and to participate in a sector wide leadership approach. The Declaration is consistent with the intent of WALGA's endorsed Climate Change Policy Statement, and it was endorsed at the August 2011 meeting of State Council.
EMRC
ACER: Achieving Carbon Emissions Reduction
EMRC
The ACER Program is supported by the WALGA Emissions Reporting Platform hosted by Greensense Consulting. The Platform is an online software system which enables councils to track and report their greenhouse gas emissions. Data can also be used to target areas of operations which require energy efficiency measures to be implemented, and to track the benefits of previously implemented measures, such as solar PV panels or efficiency retrofits. The ACER Program is an initiative developed to encourage and support member Councils within Perth's Eastern Region to monitor, report on and reduce their corporate emissions. The ACER Program also provides information and education to the community and local businesses in the region on reducing energy consumption and other climate change related issues.
Local Government Climate Change Declaration signatory
EMRC
The Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council is a signatory of the Local Government Climate Change Declaration. This Declaration will stand as a voluntary opportunity for Councils to demonstrate their political commitment to locally appropriate climate change management, and to participate in a sector wide leadership approach. The Declaration is consistent with the intent of WALGA's endorsed Climate Change Policy Statement, and it was endorsed at the August 2011 meeting of State Council.
Perth Solar City
EMRC
Perth Solar City was part of the Australian Government's $94 million Solar Cities programme designed to understand the benefits and barriers to the uptake of energy efficiency and renewable energy. Perth Solar CIty was one of seven designated Solar Cities across Australia and the only Solar CIty in WA. The Program offered a suite of initiatives designed to bring together individuals, communities, governments and business to trial and showcase practical and creative ways to be smarter about our energy use.
Re-energising Perth's Eastern Region (CEEP)
EMRC
The Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) received nearly $647,000 in co-funding from the Australian Government for the $1.4 million Re-energising Perth's Eastern Region regional project. EMRC, the Town of Bassendean, City of Bayswater and Shire of Mundaring collaborated to undertake much needed energy efficiency upgrades and retrofits at four community facilities. The project reduced energy consumption by 40.7 percent across the four facilities, greenhouse gas emissions have reduced by 552 tonnes CO2-e, and energy cost savings are around $133,500 for the participating councils. The project met all of its objectives, as well as the objectives of the Community Energy Efficiency Program.
Regional Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan
EMRC
The EMRC and its six member Councils - Town of Bassendean, City of Bayswater, City of Belmont, Shire of Kalamunda, Shire of Mundaring and City of Swan in 2008 collaborated to undertake a comprehensive regional risk assessment. This assessment was to identify impacts and associated actions that will need to be undertaken in order to better prepare the region's community to adapt itself to the changes brought by climate change.
Water Campaign
EMRC
The ICLEI Water Campaign is a five Milestone framework that guides Councils through the process of reducing water consumption and addressing water quality issues. The program involves conducting an initial inventory to determine water use and water quality issues with the Council and Community sectors, then setting goals to address these issues. Water actions are developed in line with the results of the inventory so that Councils can achieve the set goals. A final inventory is conducted to determine Councils progress in relation to goals set. Most Councils continue water reduction and water quality management with ongoing re-inventories and Water Corporation Waterwise Council status.
City of Fremantle
Divestment Policy
City of Fremantle
In August 2014, the City of Fremantle adopted a modification to its investment policy to not invest council funds into banks or financial institutions that support fossil fuel industries unless there was no alternative.
Local Government Climate Change Declaration signatory
City of Fremantle
The City of Fremantle is a signatory of the Local Government Climate Change Declaration. This Declaration will stand as a voluntary opportunity for Councils to demonstrate their political commitment to locally appropriate climate change management, and to participate in a sector wide leadership approach. The Declaration is consistent with the intent of WALGA's endorsed Climate Change Policy Statement, and it was endorsed at the August 2011 meeting of State Council.
Shire of Goomalling
Divestment Policy
Shire of Goomalling
In February 2015, the Shire of Goomalling pledged to divest from companies who have investments in the fossil fuel industry.
Local Government Climate Change Declaration signatory
Shire of Goomalling
The Shire of Goomalling is a signatory of the Local Government Climate Change Declaration. This Declaration will stand as a voluntary opportunity for Councils to demonstrate their political commitment to locally appropriate climate change management, and to participate in a sector wide leadership approach. The Declaration is consistent with the intent of WALGA's endorsed Climate Change Policy Statement, and it was endorsed at the August 2011 meeting of State Council.
City of Greater Geraldton
Local Government Climate Change Declaration signatory
City of Greater Geraldton
The City of Greater Geraldton is a signatory of the Local Government Climate Change Declaration. This Declaration will stand as a voluntary opportunity for Councils to demonstrate their political commitment to locally appropriate climate change management, and to participate in a sector wide leadership approach. The Declaration is consistent with the intent of WALGA's endorsed Climate Change Policy Statement, and it was endorsed at the August 2011 meeting of State Council.
Shire of Irwin
Green Infrastructure Strategy 2015 - 2020
Shire of Irwin
The Shire of Irwin's Planning and Development Services Team have developed a Green Infrastructure Strategy 2015 - 2020. Green Infrastructure describes the network of green spaces and water systems that deliver multiple environmental, economic and social values and benefits. Over the next five years the strategy will lead to an improved integrated network of multifunctional green spaces and corridors underpinned by easily maintained, economically and environmentally sustainable engineering solutions. The strategy will ensure that the Shire leads by example by reducing water and energy consumption, and by implementing efficient and innovative systems, projects and initiatives. In doing so, we can encourage our community and businesses to reduce water and energy consumption.
Doug Fotheringham
Local Government Climate Change Declaration signatory
Shire of Irwin
The Shire of Irwin is a signatory of the Local Government Climate Change Declaration. This Declaration will stand as a voluntary opportunity for Councils to demonstrate their political commitment to locally appropriate climate change management, and to participate in a sector wide leadership approach. The Declaration is consistent with the intent of WALGA's endorsed Climate Change Policy Statement, and it was endorsed at the August 2011 meeting of State Council.
Doug Fotheringham
City of Joondalup
Climate Change Strategy 2014 - 2019
City of Joondalup
The City of Joondalup's Climate Change Strategy 2014 � 2019 sets the direction for the City�s climate change management activities, and features a dual purpose of mitigation and adaptation. The Strategy covers six key focus areas: infrastructure and assets, parks and reserves, land use planning and development, natural environment, corporate responsibility and good governance and community wellbeing. In developing the Strategy the City reviewed its energy use and emissions profile, assessed the risks posed to the City from climate change and identified climate change management projects for each of the key focus areas. In total, 43 projects relating to the key focus areas will be implemented over the life of the Strategy.
Currambine Community Centre
City of Joondalup
The City of Joondalup opened the Currambine Community Centre in 2014. The Centre has received the Green Building Council of Australia�s (GBCA) tick of approval for environmentally and financially sustainable design. The City of Joondalup is the first Local Government in West Australia to achieve a 4 Star Green Star � Public Building PILOT rating, signifying �Best Practice�, from the GBCA. The Currambine Community Centre�s design includes a range of environmentally efficient features such as rain water harvesting for recycling, photovoltaic panels, passive solar design, energy efficient lighting and low water consumption appliances.
Geothermal Heating Craigie Leisure Centre
City of Joondalup
Craigie Leisure Centre is a large multi-purpose indoor leisure facility run by the City of Joondalup. In 2006 the City installed a geothermal heating system to warm the Centre�s swimming pools. The system draws warm water from an artesian bore located 800 metres underground. The water is transferred through a heat exchanger system to warm the pool water before being injected back underground.The energy provided by the geothermal heating system is calculated to save 933 tonnes of carbon emissions per year. This innovative project has provided the City with a cost efficient, environmentally friendly solution for heating of the Centre�s swimming pools, assisting the City to provide high quality, low cost leisure services to the community.
Local Government Climate Change Declaration signatory
City of Joondalup
The City of Joondalup is a signatory of the Local Government Climate Change Declaration. This Declaration will stand as a voluntary opportunity for Councils to demonstrate their political commitment to locally appropriate climate change management, and to participate in a sector wide leadership approach. The Declaration is consistent with the intent of WALGA's endorsed Climate Change Policy Statement, and it was endorsed at the August 2011 meeting of State Council.
Renewable Energy Program
City of Joondalup
The City has installed solar photovoltaic (PV) systems at eleven community facilities as part of its Renewable Energy Program. The objective of this Program is to promote renewable energy technology in the community. The Program will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions resulting from energy use at these facilities. Live monitoring of energy generation is displayed at some of the facilities. Visitors have the opportunity to see how much energy is being produced and the local weather conditions on any given day
City of Kalgoorlie Boulder
Goldfields Oasis Leisure Centre - Alternative Energy Project
City of Kalgoorlie Boulder
The $2.3 million alternative energy project for the Kalgoorlie-Boulder leisure centre, encompasses the following alternative technologies: a roof mounted solar thermal water heating system that will generate 1,000,000 kWh per annum; a roof mounted solar PV system, approximately 120kW in size; a ground source heat pump system capable of producing 1,220,000kWh of thermal energy per annum. Combined, these technologies will replace most of the site's consumption and will save around $250,000 per annum in electricity and gas costs.
Shire of Kondinin
Energy Efficient Facility Upgrade
Shire of Kondinin
The Shire of Kondinin is installing heat pump hot water systems at three community facilities, upgrading from old, inefficient models. The facilities recieving the upgrades are Hyden Swimming Pool, Kondinin Swimming Pool and the Kondinin Shire Office. These upgrades will provide more reliable sources of hot water while lowering the facilities energy consumption and costs.
City of Mandurah
Community Energy Efficiency Program
City of Mandurah
CHERP is a community behaviour change pilot program targeting electricity use in households and schools. The program was first piloted in 2012 along two streets in the Mandurah area, and a school pilot program commenced in May 2013.Using community based social marketing techniques, CHERP aims to encourage long-lasting behaviour change surrounding electricity usage habits. The program's objectives were to: educate the community on reducing household electricity use, reduce community greenhouse gas emissions, reduce community energy use and costs, and assist in the development of a Community Climate Change Action Plan.
Geothermal Heating Project
City of Mandurah
In 2014, the City of Mandurah secured a grant to begin the Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre (MARC) redevelopment project. The project involves a bore of around 1000 metres deep being used to extract warm water, which is then passed through a heat exchanger and used to directly heat the swimming pool and the air in the building, before being returned to the aquifer via a second bore.
Local Government Climate Change Declaration signatory
City of Mandurah
The City of Mandurah is a signatory of the Local Government Climate Change Declaration. This Declaration will stand as a voluntary opportunity for Councils to demonstrate their political commitment to locally appropriate climate change management, and to participate in a sector wide leadership approach. The Declaration is consistent with the intent of WALGA's endorsed Climate Change Policy Statement, and it was endorsed at the August 2011 meeting of State Council.
Tidal Images Mandurah (TIM)
City of Mandurah
Tidal Images Mandurah (TIM) is a project run by the City of Mandurah since 2010, with the objective of monitoring eight areas of the City�s shoreline for effective future planning. The City invites the public to capture images of tidal events such as storm surges, high tide and erosion, and maintains a website where members of the public can upload their pictures, to create a wide and diverse dataset.
City of Melville
Climate Change Adaptation Plan
City of Melville
The City of Melville�s Climate Change Adaptation Plan 2012-2017 was developed to address the challenges of a changing climate. One of the key drivers for this was the City�s commitment to fulfilling the requirements of the WALGA Climate Change Declaration. Risks were identified through a series of staff workshops and actions developed to reduce these risks. Progress against the plan is reviewed regularly, and the plan itself is reviewed every 2 years.
Local Government Climate Change Declaration signatory
City of Melville
The City of Melville is a signatory of the Local Government Climate Change Declaration. This Declaration will stand as a voluntary opportunity for Councils to demonstrate their political commitment to locally appropriate climate change management, and to participate in a sector wide leadership approach. The Declaration is consistent with the intent of WALGA's endorsed Climate Change Policy Statement, and it was endorsed at the August 2011 meeting of State Council.
Nicki Ledger