Living Green Program

The City of Stirling recognises that small changes can make a big difference to our environment over time and is encouraging residents and schools to start the journey towards more sustainable lifestyles.

The Living Green Program offers a range of incentives, rebates and workshops to help create sustainable homes and cool, green communities. With new programs becoming available throughout the year, click here to subscribe to the Living Green Newsletter and stay in the loop.

Programs

  • Free tree program

    Each year the City provides free trees for homeowners to plant in their own gardens to help grow our urban forest.

    View trees species here.

    Eligibility criteria and conditions

    • Available to homeowners within the City of Stirling
    • Trees can only be planted within private property, not on the verge
    • Trees must be planted in the ground, not in pots or containers
    • Owners cannot claim trees for investment properties which they own but don't live at.

    Please note

    • The trees provided do not meet the criteria of those required as part of development conditions;
    • If you order more than 2 trees across all events all your orders will be cancelled; and
    • You will be asked to show proof of your home address to collect your trees (driver’s licence, utility bill, etc).
    Ready to order your trees?
    Click here

    Plant giveaway

    Thank you for your interest, Plant giveaway 2021 is now fully subscribed.

  • Home sustainability audit

    Residents are now eligible for up to $50 of energy and water saving products plus a free sustainability audit to help reduce bills and create more comfortable homes. Incentives include LED lights, a pedestal fan, soil wetter and more. Residents will also receive a free home sustainability audit with an expert to help identify simple changes to save you money.

    • Homeowners and tenants are encouraged to apply
    • The energy and water saving products and audit will be provided free to City of Stirling residents on behalf of the City
    • To complete the audit, 12 months billing history is needed to assess electricity, gas and water use in your home. Don’t have all these bills? You can discuss this with the auditor when they contact you
    • After the registration form is completed, the auditor will be in touch within one month to assess your eligibility and arrange a convenient time to carry out the audit. The energy and water saving products will be provided on completion of the audit and selected based on consultation with the resident
    • The auditor will schedule a consultation either face-to-face or via the phone, at a mutually agreed time. *Conditions apply (see registration form).

    To register for the home sustainability audit and energy saving products, please click here.

  • Living Green schools fund

    Thank you for your interest, applications for the Living Green schools fund are now closed. Please check back in November 2021 for updates on the program. 

    The Living Green Schools Fund has been developed to support the planning and development of projects at primary and secondary schools to further sustainability objectives. Schools can now apply for up to $4,000 to help them complete projects in the following areas: 

    • Reducing water use and protecting/improving water health

    • Reducing energy use and increase use of renewable energy

    • Reducing carbon emissions associated with travel to and from school

    • Valuing, protecting and increasing habitat for biodiversity (for example plants, animals and trees)

    • Increasing the use of recycled or re-used materials, reduce use of raw materials, single-use items and packaging, reduce waste going to landfill and increase recycling

    • Including sustainability objectives in key school documents to improve the sustainability culture into the future.

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Switch your thinking

Switch your thinking

The City has partnered with Switch your thinking to unlock a variety of discounts on energy efficient, waterwise and sustainable products. Think solar panels, batteries, rain tanks, pool blankets,& worm farms and more!

To learn more about Switch your thinking and how you can access the rewards and discounts available, click here.

For more information on the Living Green Program, contact the Sustainability Team on (08) 9205 8555.