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

  • 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.

  • Thinking of creating a native, waterwise verge full of wildlife? Rebates up to $500 are available each year to help you achieve your goal.

    What support is available?

    $500 plus 40 native plants for the transformation of:

    • Irrigated grass verges 80 square metres or above
    • Hardscaped verges 80 square metres or above.

    $250 plus 40 plants for transformation of:

    • Non-irrigated verges more than 80 square metres

    $250 plus 20 plants for transformation of:

    • Irrigated grass verges less than 80 square metres
    • hardscaped verges less than 80 square metres
    • Irrigated grass area on private property less than 20 square metres.

    $125 plus 20 plants for transformation of:

    • Non-irrigated verges less than 80 square metres.

    Eligibility

    Eligible participants include City of Stirling residents who:

    • have not participated and claimed the rebate previously
    • Are either landowners or tenants with approval from their property manager
    • Live in all property types, including strata properties.

    The 2020 program has now closed for the year. Updates for next years program will be posted in November.

  • Whether your school is beginning the journey towards sustainability or already on the path, the City’s Living Green Schools Fund can help you reach your goals.

    Living Green schools fund

    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.

    Key dates

    February, 2021Applications open
    18 February, 2021, 3:30pmInformation webinar (register here)
    15 March, 2021Deadline for submission of applications
    13 April, 2021Grants awarded to successful applicants

    To view the Living Green Schools Fund Application Guidelines, please click here.

    Complete your application online here.

     

Free tree program

Register your interest for 2021. The City will contact you once ready for submission.

To be notified when registrations open, click here.

Plant giveaway

Thank you for your interest in plant giveaway day, the program is now fully subscribed for 2020.

Subscribe to the Living Green Newsletter if you would like to hear when registrations are next available in autumn 2021.

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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.