Our Sustainable and Climate Resilient Future

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Have your say to help shape our Climate Change Strategy


The City of Cockburn has a crucial role in creating a more sustainable, climate resilient and liveable future in Cockburn. Climate resilience is being prepared to readily respond and adapt to future uncertainties (e.g. sea level rise, increased frequency and intensity of bushfires, heatwaves, etc) and sustainability is meeting our current needs without having a negative impact on future generations.

This year, we are due to update our Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Strategy and Adaptation Risk Register by developing a Climate Change Strategy that sets targets for the decade ahead. This plan will play an important role in shaping our future, so we need your help.

What does a sustainable and climate resilient Cockburn look like to you? What can we do today for a better tomorrow?


Have Your Say by 28 May 2020


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When: Listening Post 1 - Thursday 14 May, 5.30pm - 7.00pm (join any time)
Listening Post 2 - Friday 15 May, 11.30am - 1.00pm (join any time)
Where: Online
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Listening Post 2
Bring: For best experience, ensure you have access to a camera and microphone

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When: Community Workshop - Saturday 23 May, 10am – 11.30am
Business and Industry Workshop - Wednesday 20 May 10am - 11.30am
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Business and Industry Workshop
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Email: comment@cockburn.wa.gov.au or
Post: City of Cockburn, PO Box 1215. Bibra Lake WA 6965

Comments close 28 May 2020


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Have your say to help shape our Climate Change Strategy


The City of Cockburn has a crucial role in creating a more sustainable, climate resilient and liveable future in Cockburn. Climate resilience is being prepared to readily respond and adapt to future uncertainties (e.g. sea level rise, increased frequency and intensity of bushfires, heatwaves, etc) and sustainability is meeting our current needs without having a negative impact on future generations.

This year, we are due to update our Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Strategy and Adaptation Risk Register by developing a Climate Change Strategy that sets targets for the decade ahead. This plan will play an important role in shaping our future, so we need your help.

What does a sustainable and climate resilient Cockburn look like to you? What can we do today for a better tomorrow?


Have Your Say by 28 May 2020


Icon of survey

Take the survey
Click here
Icon of speech bubbles
Chat with us
When: Listening Post 1 - Thursday 14 May, 5.30pm - 7.00pm (join any time)
Listening Post 2 - Friday 15 May, 11.30am - 1.00pm (join any time)
Where: Online
Register to join: Listening Post 1
Listening Post 2
Bring: For best experience, ensure you have access to a camera and microphone

Icon of workshop
Workshop with us
When: Community Workshop - Saturday 23 May, 10am – 11.30am
Business and Industry Workshop - Wednesday 20 May 10am - 11.30am
Where: Online
Register to join: Community Workshop
Business and Industry Workshop
Bring: For best experience, ensure you have access to a camera and microphone


icon of speech
Write or email a submission
Email: comment@cockburn.wa.gov.au or
Post: City of Cockburn, PO Box 1215. Bibra Lake WA 6965

Comments close 28 May 2020


More Information

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icon of person thinkingAsk us a question
Click here or contact us on 08 9411 3444 or customer@cockburn.wa.gov.au



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  • Project Update: October 2020

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    12 Oct 2020
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    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.

  • Project Update: September 2020

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    Thank you for your help

    In May you shared your vision for a better tomorrow, to help us prepare a Climate Change Strategy for 2020-2030. The project page was visited over 2000 times and we received over 300 responses through surveys, submissions, workshops and listening posts.

    Thank you for helping us plan for a more sustainable and climate resilient Cockburn.

    You Told Us

    • Make it a priority to reduce our Greenhouse Gas Emissions
    • Aim to be a carbon neutral City
    • Keep the community informed so they can adapt to the impacts of a changing climate
    • Reduce the heat island effect through planting more trees
    • Be a waterwise City
    • Become leaders who take action and embrace innovation

    Click here to read the full summary in the upcoming September Council Meeting Agenda.

    What Happens Now?

    Feedback from our community has helped to inform a draft Climate Change Strategy, which includes a resilience roadmap that sets targets to achieve carbon neutrality and increase our adaptive capacity.

    The Climate Change Strategy will be presented to Council at the 10 September Ordinary Council Meeting.

    Once the Strategy is adopted, the City will start implementing the action plan. Over the next year, the City will undertake a green hydrogen feasibility study, an electric waste truck trial, and upgrade to smart, energy efficient, street lighting.

    The City will also continue to offset its fleet emissions, deliver sustainability and environmental education programs and maintain its gold waterwise status.

    For more information on this project, please contact the City of Cockburn on 08 9411 3444 or customer@cockburn.wa.gov.au.