The City of Stirling strives to build a sustainable future for the community, protecting and improving the environment by using natural resources wisely, reducing the impact of our activities on the environment and protecting wildlife and natural habitats.
For more information on the City's sustainability projects, please see the environmental projects page.
Living Green Program 2018/19
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 green the City, use less water and energy and reduce waste.
Living Green Schools
Whether your school is beginning the journey towards sustainability or already on the path, the City’s tiered pilot program for schools offers a wide range of incentives, support and sponsorship to keep you moving forward. To learn more about the program, click here.
Free shade trees are available for your garden from Autumn 2019. To register your interest, click here.
Home sustainability audit
Free home energy and water audits with personalised action plans can help you save money, reduce your electricity, gas and water usage. To register for an audit, please click here.
Plant Giveaway Day
Save water by creating a waterwise garden on your verge. Free plants are available to help you on your way to a more sustainable garden.
What support is available
A plant pack with 20 waterwise plants of 4 different species
Eligibility criteria and conditions
- Be a resident or tennant of the City of Stirling (not available to businesses)
- Reside at the address at which the plants will be planted (not available for investment properties)
- Only one plant pack can be claimed per address
- Collect your plants on Saturday 18 May 2019 from Jim Satchell Community Centre in Dianella.
How to apply
Program is fully subscribed for this year.
Subscribe to the Living Green Newsletter to be the first to find out when this offer becomes available again in 2020.
Grass replacement rebate
Thinking of converting an irrigated grass verge or an irrigated grass area within your property into a Waterwise garden? We can help you on your transformation journey.
What support is available
- $250 rebate and 20 Waterwise native verge plants for verges up to 80m2
- $500 rebate and 40 Waterwise native verge plants for verges over 80m2
- $250 rebate and 20 Waterwise native plants for areas in private property over 50m2.
Please note that free plants are being provided as part of the Plant Giveaway Day and will be unavailable once it is fully subscribed.
To be eligible for the rebate you must:
- Be a resident of the City of Stirling (not available for businesses)
- Not participated and claimed the rebate in previous years
- Currently have irrigated grass on the area to be transformed (irrigated grass refers to lawn that is watered during summer using sprinklers or a hose)
- Be willing to agree and abide by the conditions of the rebate.
- Sprinkler reticulation systems have to be capped or removed. Plants can be hand-watered during establishment or water efficient irrigation (drip or similar) can be installed and used only on rostered watering days
- Grass needs to be killed or removed prior to installation (this can take longer than you think)
- Landscaping must include 5-10 cm mulch and Waterwise plants (such as Western Australian natives)
- You must supply ‘before’ photos with your application form and ‘after’ photos with your claim form. Photos may be used for promotional purposes
- The Water Corporation may monitor water use and take photos of the garden once established.
How to apply and claim your rebate
- Ensure you meet the eligibility criteria
- Submit your application for Grass replacement rebate. Places are limited, so be quick.
- Preference will be given to irrigated grass verges over irrigated grass in private property.
Learn more about saving water and reducing energy use and waste in your home and garden and growing our urban forest. Workshops will be available throughout the year, please register for upcoming workshops below. Applications for the above programs close in May 2019 or when fully subscribed.
For information on volunteering with sustainability groups, please visit the volunteering page.