The City was the successful recipient of funding from the Australian Government to deliver energy efficiency education programs and undertake energy efficiency upgrades to the following facilities:
- Administration Centre - Stirling
- Stirling Leisure Centres - Terry Tyzack Aquatic Centre - Inglewood
- Stirling Leisure Centres - Leisurepark - Balga
- Operations Centre - Balcatta
- Stirling Leisure Centres - Herb Graham Recreation Centre - Mirrabooka
- Stirling Libraries - Inglewood
- Stirling Libraries - Mirrabooka
- Stirling Libraries - Scarborough.
Since implementing the energy efficiency upgrades, there has been a 2% reduction in total energy usage across the City.
The City is taking action to adapt to climate change. Our Climate Change Adaptation Plan uses a risk management approach to identify what climate risks are a priority and what actions are required.
It focuses on monitoring, implementing and reporting key initiatives within natural and built environments and through community programs.
Climate Change Adaptation Plan
The City works hard to reduce unnecessary water consumption and is now recognised and endorsed by the Water Corporation as a Waterwise Council.
In addition, the City’s Water Smart Parks program is reducing water use by replacing surplus grass with native plants, improving irrigation systems and using moisture probes, so we only water when the soil is dry.
Street Tree planting program
The Street Tree Planting Program began in 2013 and aims to create shady and more attractive residential streetscapes within the City of Stirling. It encourages residents to become custodians for their streetscape and play an active role in planting and caring for street trees.
The City works hard to reduce unnecessary water consumption and is now recognised and endorsed by the Water Corporation as a waterwise council.
In addition, the City’s water smart parks program is reducing water use by replacing surplus grass with native plants, improving irrigation systems, and using moisture probes so we only water when the soil is dry.
Water consumption in the City of Stirling
- Each year the City uses around 155 million litres of scheme (drinking) water to operate its buildings and provide services for residents. Scheme water represents just three per cent of the City's total water consumption
- The City uses 5.3 billion litres of groundwater annually, mainly to irrigate parks and reserves in the community. Groundwater accounts for 97 per cent of the City's total water consumption
- Stirling residents use a total of over 20 billion litres of scheme (drinking) water each year. Nearly half of all this water is used in the garden to irrigate water-hungry plants and lawn.