Energy

Reducing the amount of energy we use, and where necessary, using energy produced from renewable sources.

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The residential and business sectors contribute 84% of the communities CO2 emissions which as at 2006 were 83,000 tonnes. The majority of emissions produced are created by the use of electricity.

 

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Our goal (2020)

  • 30% reduction in CO2 emissions (Shire)
  • 20% reduction in CO2 emissions from the business and residential sectors by 2020

What is the Shire doing?  

The Shire has installed solar photovoltaic systems on the rooftops of the Margaret River Recreation Centre and Library, which provide clean green power. Funds have been budgeted towards continuing to install solar systems on key Shire infrastructure.

How can I help?

  • Design your new home for passive heating and cooling.
  • Be aware of your energy use. Buy an energy meter, monitor electricity use and adjust behaviour accordingly.
  • Install a solar PV system.
  • Choose energy efficient appliances.

Documents

  • Local Energy Action Plan (updated 2014)

Useful links

Community Newsletter

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Contact the Shire

Postal Address

PO Box 61
Margaret River WA 6285

Margaret River

41 Wallcliffe Road
Monday to Friday
9am-4pm
Ph 08 9780 5255
Fax 08 9757 2512

Augusta

66 Allnutt Terrace
Monday to Friday
9am-Noon, 1pm-4pm
Ph 08 9780 5660
Fax 08 9758 0033

Emergencies

For contact details for fire, police, bushfire brigades, hospitals, storm damage, power outages, etc please see the emergency contact page

National Relay Service

If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment call us through the National Relay Service

Change of details form

To ensure that you receive your Rates Notice on time we need to be updated on changes. You can do this online.