WALGA’s Environmental and Climate Change Newsletter

Issue 7 - July 2021

Round 2 of the Urban Canopy Grant Program Recipients Announced

WALGA, in partnership with Water Corporation, are pleased to announce the successful grant recipients from Round 2 of the program. Image Source: City of Bayswater

Regional Climate Alliance Funding Recipients Announced

WALGA congratulates the two alliances representing 13 Local Governments on receiving regional alliance funding under the program.

City of Subiaco Now Certified Carbon Neutral

Read more on the process the City underwent to achieve this under the Commonwealth's Climate Active Program. Image Source: City of Subiaco

Call for Interest: Western Australia Celebration of Trees Festival

The City of Stirling is leading a project to coordinate a Tree Festival in 2022 and is seeking interest from Local Government to be involved.
Image Source: City of Stirling

City of Armadale's Waterwise Record

In a Water Corporation first, the City of Armadale has received recognition across three waterwise programs.
Image Source: Water Corporation

Sector Spotlight

Solar PV Installation Offsets Carbon in Margaret River

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River set to reduce electricity costs by 45%.
Cockburn Welcomes Funds for Beach Erosion Trial
The City welcomed State coastal grants to help fund erosion projects.

Searching for SJ's Best Gardens!

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale is excited to announce the return of the SJ Garden Compeition for 2021.

Community Carved into Local Park

Community design sculpts nature art discovery trail at Arbor Park in the City of Bayswater.

The City of Stirling Joins the Cities Power Partnership

The City is pleased to announce it's recent membership to the Partnership, joining 24 other WA Local Governments.

Melville Commits to Net Zero Carbon Emissions by December 2030

In the June Meeting of Council, the City declared a climate emergency with an ambitious target of net zero by 2030.

State & Federal Updates

Western Australia's Plan for Plastics Information and Feedback Sessions
The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation invites you to attend one of their stakeholder information and feedback sessions on the implementation of stage one of the Western Australia's Plan for Plastics.

Major New Hydrogen Proposal Welcomed
The McGowan Government has announced a major hydrogen proposal which could scale up to become one of the world's largest renewable energy projects.

Online Mapping for Drinking Water Sources
Interactive mapping tool released by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation shows if you are living or working in a public drinking water source area.

In Other News...

WA Community Garden Network

Gathering and Growing Program launched by Local Government Minister, Hon John Carey MLA.
Image Source: John McBain

Nominate your Landcare Hero

The 2021 WA Landcare Awards are now open for nominations.
Image Source: WA Landcare Network

Cities Are Secret Weapon to Achieve Net Zero

New Research launched during the National Assembly of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA).
Image Source: ICLEI

Upcoming Events

WALGA Local Government ESD Forum
Date: Tuesday, 10 August
Venue: WALGA
WALGA Plant Recognition Field Tours
Date: 26 August and 1 September
Venue: Metro and Regional
Realising Net Zero Buildings
Date: Thursday, 5 August
Venue: Virtual

2021 National Landcare Conference
Date: 4 - 6 August
Venue: Virtual

Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage Forum
Date: 29 Sep - 1 Oct
Venue: Virtual
National Tree Day - City of Wanneroo
Date: Sunday, 1 August
Venue: Willespie Park, Pearsall

The Biodiversity Conference 2021
Date: 15-17 September
Venue: Perth

Mandjoogoodrap: Changing Tides Conference
Date: 28 - 30 September
Venue: City of Mandurah
Click here for Funding and Grants Opportunities

WALGA Environment Team Contacts  

A/ Environment Policy Manager - Garry Middle, 9213 2049
Environment Policy Officer - Jade Mains, 9213 2027
 Biodiversity and Natural Area Management Policy Advisor - Renata Zelinova, 9213 2521
Project Coordinator, Regional Climate Alliances - Gemma Cook, 9213 2009
Biodiversity and Sustainability Project Officer / Urban Forest Grant Facilitator - Melanie Davies, 9213 2065
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