City of Subiaco

The City of Subiaco is a small, leafy, inner-city local government in Perth, Western Australia. Sustainability, in all its forms, is at the core of the community and underpins the City’s operations.

“Going carbon neutral demonstrates leadership and commitment to reducing emissions.”

Type of certification

Organisation

How long have you been certified carbon neutral?

Since June 2021.

Why did you choose to go carbon neutral?

The City of Subiaco is committed to sustainability and recognises that urgent action is needed to halt the worst effects of climate change. Going carbon neutral demonstrates leadership and commitment to reducing emissions.

What are the anticipated benefits of your carbon neutral certification?

Visibility over operational emissions which helps us to determine opportunities for mitigation.

Public accountability.

Cost savings from energy and fuel bills from transition.

We’re also hoping other local governments will follow our lead to the benefit of the environment and wider community.

What offset projects do you support?

A wind power project in India, a wind farm project in China, an Aboriginal savanna burning project in the Tiwi Islands and a forestry project in Southwest Australia. 

Why did you choose these projects?

We wanted as many Western Australian and Australian credits as possible and we really wanted to support the important work of regenerating the Wheatbelt in our own backyard.  

How can the community/customers support you?

Get in touch with your Councillors and with City staff to let us know your expectations and ideas for responding to climate change. We have implemented a number of ‘green’ initiatives over the years, from smart bins to floating islands, so we’re always keen to hear new ideas and try new ways of helping the environment, increasing biodiversity and reducing our carbon emissions.

What else are you doing to reduce emissions?

Replacing streetlights with LED globes.

Transitioning the City’s fleet to electric/ hybrid vehicles.

Exploring best options for green power sources.

We already have solar panels in place on many City buildings, have increased efficiencies in water use and waste processes, and installed energy efficient systems.

Find out more…

Public Disclosure Statement

CERTIFICATION TYPE:
Organisation

YEAR

2019-20

PUBLICATION DATE:
2021-06-09

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