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.
Gold Waterwise Council
The City was recently awarded gold waterwise status at the Water Corporation’s Waterwise Awards.
This award recognises our innovative water efficiency initiatives and successful delivery of our Central Irrigation Management System (CIMS).
Learn more about the Waterwise Council Program here.
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 green the City, use less water and energy and reduce waste.
The 2019/20 program launched in October 2019, to stay in the loop please subscribe to the Living Green Newsletter here.
City of Stirling residents are now eligible for free trees for their garden with a variety of species available. Registrations for this program are opening soon, please submit your email address below and we'll contact you with further details about the program in the coming weeks.
Eligibility criteria and conditions
- Available to homeowners and tenants within the City of Stirling who reside at the address where the trees will be planted
- Trees can only be planted within private property, not on the verge
- Trees must be planted in the ground, and not suitable for pots
- Residents cannot claim trees for investment properties at which they do not reside.
Registrations and assistance to help you select the right tree for your garden soon.
Want to be notified as soon as registrations for this offer open? Enter your email address here and we will be in touch soon to remind you to register.
Free home sustainability audits
This program provides expert advice tailored to individuals' homes. Learn how to save money and increase comfort levels in your home. Make simple changes to care for the environment by reducing your energy, gas and water usage.
Details of the Home Sustainability Audit:
- Homeowners and tenants are encouraged to apply
- The audit will be provided free to Stirling residents on behalf of the City
- You will need 12 months billing history for electricity, gas and water use in your home. This will allow the auditor to assess your consumption patterns and costs across the seasons. If you don’t have all of these bills you can discuss this with the auditor when they contact you
- After you complete this registration form the auditor will be in touch within one month to assess your eligibility and arrange a convenient time to carry out the audit
- The auditor will provide a phone consultation at a mutually agreed time.
Conditions of eligibility:
- Audit households must be located within the City of Stirling
- You must not have previously received a Home Sustainability Audit at your current address
- Households that have low energy and water use may not be eligible for an audit
- You must make a concerted effort to provide a minimum of 24 hours notice if the audit is to be rescheduled or cancelled. Late notice may make you ineligible to reschedule.
Ready to request a free Home Sustainability Audit?Register now
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.
Grass to natives rebate
Thinking of creating a native, waterwise verge full of wildlife? Rebates up to $500 are available each year to help you achieve your goal.
The program is fully booked for 2020, please subscribe to the Living Green newsletter to stay in the loop about when rebates become available.
Thank you for your interest in plant giveaway day, the program is now fully subscribed for 2020.
What size are the plants?
All plants are in forestry tubes and the entire plant pack will fit in a small open box.
How will I collect my plants this year?
The team are working to develop arrangements for plant collection this year. If you have registered for the program, you will be contacted via email in the coming weeks to advise of plant collection.
What will you do with plants not picked up on the day?
Plants not collected will be provided to schools.
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.
Balloons - don't let them go
When helium balloons are released into the sky they eventually freeze and shatter, falling back to earth as litter.
These leftover peices often land in the ocean and look like jellyfish or squid - a favourite food of many fish, whales, turtles and seabirds. Even balloons labelled as 'biodegradable' can take between one to four years to degrade, leaving plenty of time for them to be eaten or to entangle wildlife.
The City of Stirling asks people to not release helium balloons at our reserves and facilities. Please help us to keep our City's sky and sea litter-free and safe for all animals.
For more information, view the helium balloon fact sheet here.
For information on volunteering with sustainability groups, please visit the volunteering page.