WHAT THE CITY IS DOING
On 26 April 2022 Council unanimously adopted the Environment and Liveability Framework (ELF). The ELF was written in strong collaboration with a panel of local experts residing within the City of Bayswater and guides the City towards a sustainable future. The ELF sets the strategic direction for the natural and built environment until 2050 and embeds the principles of sustainability into everything the City does.
The ELF will drive the City to be strategic in order to address upcoming challenges, including climate change, community expectations, population growth and emerging technologies.
Relevant environmental policies that are informing the ELF include:
Environment and Liveability Framework
On 24 August 2021 Bayswater Council endorsed an Emissions Reduction and Renewable Energy (ERRE) Plan that will see it take action to mitigate the effects of climate change at a local level.
The plan enables the City to cost-effectively increase the amount of renewable energy, improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions at its facilities. As part of this plan the City has set itself the following ambitious targets:
- 100% renewable electricity for the City’s operations, excluding street lighting, by 2025.
- 100% renewables and/or carbon offsets for all City energy use, including street lighting, by 2030.
- Net zero greenhouse gases for the City energy-related and value chain emissions by 2040.
In recent years the City has been installing solar PV systems at many of its facilities to decrease the City's reliance on fossil fuels. The following link shows the current production of the City's solar PV systems combined.
Current solar PV production on City buildings