Climate Emergency Plan

The Town of Victoria Park has recognised the climate emergency that is facing our planet. In order to deliver immediate and urgent action and meet a net negative emissions target, the Town is preparing a Climate Emergency Plan (CEP).

The CEP will aim to:

  • set a target of net negative emissions in an emergency timeframe (less than 10 years)
  • quantify what council and our community can do towards reaching the target
  • quantify costs for the Town and the community to achieve actions
  • outline a plan or program to achieve the identified actions
  • identify strategies for the Town to advocate to State and national governments to adopt, fund, invest and regulate for a climate change response.

What is happening now?

Thank you to those who participated in the community survey. Feedback received is under review by the project team.

How can I find out more information and get involved?

  • Register below to attend our workshop on 30 July
  • Ask a question and we will respond
  • Read the FAQs or the documents on the page

The Town of Victoria Park has recognised the climate emergency that is facing our planet. In order to deliver immediate and urgent action and meet a net negative emissions target, the Town is preparing a Climate Emergency Plan (CEP).

The CEP will aim to:

  • set a target of net negative emissions in an emergency timeframe (less than 10 years)
  • quantify what council and our community can do towards reaching the target
  • quantify costs for the Town and the community to achieve actions
  • outline a plan or program to achieve the identified actions
  • identify strategies for the Town to advocate to State and national governments to adopt, fund, invest and regulate for a climate change response.

What is happening now?

Thank you to those who participated in the community survey. Feedback received is under review by the project team.

How can I find out more information and get involved?

  • Register below to attend our workshop on 30 July
  • Ask a question and we will respond
  • Read the FAQs or the documents on the page

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  • What are the specific issues regarding emissions from businesses in Victoria Park Council area. How can we suggest improvements/changes if we are not told where the problems are. Give us some details please.

    SteveHVP asked 30 days ago

    The Town of Victoria Park’s emissions are generally representative of the average emissions expected for a Local Government of that size.  Emissions associated with the Town's own operations are from energy used in all council operated and owned buildings, council transport (fleet), waste and public lighting. However, the largest contributor of emissions across the whole Town is waste. We hope that with restrictions easing, we will be able to hold a face to face workshop to discuss the issues in more detail.

  • Has the town considered levies against businesses that serve high carbon footprint foods (such as meat, dairy products and foods which cause deforestation?)

    owneroperator asked about 1 month ago

    Hi, thanks for your question.

    The Town considering incentives and trials to help businesses reduce their carbon.

  • Has the town considered making parts/all of Albany Hwy pedestrian only, so as to reduce autombile access (and thus carbon emissions) in the area?

    owneroperator asked about 1 month ago

    Hi, and thanks for your query.  

    The Town has considered Reconfiguration of Albany Hwy to make it more bicycle and pedestrian friendly.  Whilst nothing has been formalised, the investigation of this treatment is one of the highest priority projects under the City of South Perth/Town of Victoria Park Bike Plan.

  • Would the town consider subsidies (and reimbursements for those who have already invested in) for solar panels?

    owneroperator asked about 1 month ago

    Hello

    Thanks for your query.  Yes, as part of the plan, consideration will be given to incentives for residents and businesses to adopt renewable energy technology, including solar panels.

  • Could the Town supply discounted water tanks to residents for storage of rain water.

    John Park asked about 2 months ago

    Hi John

    Thanks for your question.

    The Town is a part of the Rewards for Residents program, which seeks to raise awareness of products and services that can help make your home more energy and water efficient and to assist residents in taking up these products.

    Residents can access rebates on a range of sustainable products from our program partners, including rain water tanks.

    Please see link below:

    https://www.switchyourthinking.com/our-projects/rewards-for-residents/