Project Update: October 2020

Council Adopts Climate Change Strategy

On 10 September 2020, Council adopted the City’s inaugural Climate Change Strategy 2020-2030, making Cockburn the first council in Western Australia to set a zero waste target.

In keeping with our community’s vision for a better tomorrow, the strategy sets out 14 objectives to achieve carbon neutrality and increase our adaptive capacity:

  1. Strong leadership
  2. Net zero emissions
  3. 100% renewable energy
  4. Zero non-hazardous waste to landfill
  5. Reduce energy consumption
  6. Zero emissions fleet
  7. Smart City innovation
  8. Education and collaboration
  9. Waterwise City
  10. Conserve biodiversity
  11. Coastal adaptation
  12. Increase the urban forest
  13. Protect community infrastructure
  14. Enhance health and wellbeing.

Click here to read the full Climate Change Strategy 2020-2030 and click here to read the Council Meeting minutes.

Our next steps include undertaking a green hydrogen feasibility study, trialling electric waste trucks, and rolling out smarter and more energy efficient street lighting.

The strategy is a commitment to continuing our 20-year role as a leader in climate resilience and sustainability. Thank you for being part of this important project and helping to shape a more sustainable and climate resilient Cockburn.

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