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The Shire has come together with 18 other West Australian councils to discuss the opportunities for local government to act on climate change and capitalise on the benefits of the state’s emerging clean economy. 

Council representatives from across the state took part in workshops, panel discussions, and case studies, hearing from experts in the fields of climate science, sustainable design, energy and collaboration on November 3. 

The event, Delivering WA’s Local Climate Opportunities, was organised by the Cities Power Partnership, a free program that supports Australian local governments on their journey to net zero emissions. A large part of their work involves facilitating collaboration opportunities between councils.

With a passionate community who want to see serious action on climate change, this was an important event for the Shire to collaborate with other councils on climate-forward initiatives. Sustainability Planning Officer and guest presenter on the day Katie Biggs engaged with other experts on what we can do to reduce our footprint.

Many local governments in the area are increasingly stepping up to lead on climate change action to set their communities up for a prosperous future, and the Shire looks forward to continuing to share ideas and collaborating with them on our emissions reduction journey.

There were over 40 attendees at the event, which was hosted at the City of Busselton, with council sustainability officers, CEOs, elected officials and economic development managers all present. 

Sessions ranged from community engagement workshops and ‘Switching to Electricity’ roundtables, to best-practice case study presentations from Western Power, the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River Council, the City of Busselton and more.
16 Nov 2022 Topic Type
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