City of Subiaco
Australia

Population: 19693
Area of jurisdiction: 7 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: n/a n/a
Energy efficiency target: n/a n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e

Mitigation actions

Solar Lights for Parks and Reserves
The City completed the third stage of its sustainable lighting trial by installing solar powered lights at Charles Stokes Reserve, Harvey Road Reserve, Park Street Park and Redfern Street Park. Start year 2011
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Building Energy Management Plan 2012-2016
The City has completed a detailed energy audit of all Council owned buildings and facilities, to identify major areas of energy consumption and opportunities for improved energy efficiency. Actions have been scheduled in an Energy Management Plan 2012-2016 and will be implemented over a five-year period. As part of year-one actions, the city is in the process of retrofitting buildings with energy efficient lights. Start year 2012
Sector Buildings
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Solar Panels for City of Subiaco Community Library
The City installed a 20 kW solar panel array on the Subiaco Community Library. It is expected to produce 33,645 kWh per year, which equates to 22% of the library’s annual electricity consumption. A computer display in the library allows community members to view real-time energy production and consumption. Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Adaptation actions

Key Participant in the Cities as Water Supply Catchment Programa
The National Cities as Water Supply Catchments program is lead by Monash University in Melbourne. The City is one of a consortium of 20 organizations that support the program. The program will research ways to better manage water in a water-sensitive city and overcome water shortages, reduce urban temperatures, improve waterway health and improve urban landscapes. Trial sites will be established in the City as part of the research program Start year  
Sector Water Resources
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
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Managing Park and Open Spaces in a Drying-Climate Policy
A drying-climate policy was prepared and adopted by council in December 2011 to reduce the use of non-sustainable water sources, where possible, within the municipality. It allows for the City to investigate and implement alternative water sources for irrigation, such as stormwater and treated wastewater. It also outlines the City’s Water-Sensitive Urban Design approach, including the development of ‘blue corridors,’ defined as vegetation areas designed to detain and infiltrate stormwater runoff. Start year 2011
Sector Water Resources
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Rosalie Mini-Park Stormwater Harvesting System
A stormwater harvesting system was installed within the park in November 2011 to harvest rainwater to be used for park irrigation. Rosalie mini-park occupies 650 m² and consumes approximately 600 kL of groundwater per annum for irrigation purposes. The 200 kL capacity stormwater storage cells are currently being connected to the irrigation system and will supply the park during summer 2012/13. Start year 2011
Sector Water Resources
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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