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.

If you would like your project added to our map, please complete this form which will be sent to the Environment team to review. If you have and further questions, please email the Environment Team environment@walga.asn.au.

City of Armadale
Corporate Greenhouse Action Plan 2014/15 - 2019/20
City of Armadale
The City has a Corporate Greenhouse Action Plan for the Period 2014/15 to 2019/20. This covers emissions from the City's operations and includes actions to reduce its carbon footprint. The plan aims to ensure that the City contributes towards achieving the Australia wide target of a five per cent reduction in emissions by 2020, relative to 2000 levels. The target for the City of Armadale is a 19 per cent per capita reduction in year 2000 carbon emissions by the year 2020.
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.
Urban Forest Strategy
City of Armadale
The City of Armadale developed a Urban Forest Strategy in 2014 to increase canopy cover across the City boundaries to help prevent effects of heat island, conserve biodiversity, to mitigate and manage bushfires and increase the City of Armadale's liveability.

The City of Armadale's Urban Forest Strategy broadly defines four landscape character precincts including: the Swan Coastal Plain; the Armadale Strategic Metropolitan Centre; the Kelmscott Town Centre; and the Armadale Hills.

 
City of Armadale
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.
Shire of Augusta-Margaret River
Coastal Hazard Risk Management Adaptation Plan
Shire of Augusta-Margaret River
A Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP) was prepared for the Augusta-Margaret River Shire Council in 2015 by Shore Coastal. The CHRMAP provides strategic guidance on management and adaptation in the areas that are exposed to coastal processes within the key coastal settlements. These settlements are: Gracetown, Prevelly, Gnarabup, Hamelin Bay, Molloy Island, Augusta North (Blackwood River) and Augusta South (Flinders Bay). The CHRMAP was developed in accordance with the State Planning Policy No. 2.6 State Coastal Planning Policy, which requires that a CHRMAP be prepared to assist strategic decision making and adaptation of areas where existing or proposed development could be at risk from coastal hazards. This CHRMAP incorporated two stakeholder consultation workshops into the process of developing the CHRMAP to include stakeholder and community inputs.
Shire of Augusta-Margaret River
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.
Urban Forest Strategy
Town of Bassendean
The Town of Bassendean developed an Urban Forest Strategy in 2016 to increase canopy cover across the Town boundaries to help prevent effects of heat island, conserve biodiversity, and increase the Town of Bassendean's liveability.
Town of Bassendean
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.
Urban Forestry Strategy
City of Belmont
The City of Belmont released an Urban Forest Strategy in 2014 to increase canopy cover across the City boundaries to help prevent effects of heat island, conserve biodiversity and increase the City of Belmont's liveability.
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 Perth
Urban Forest Plan
CIty of Perth