Why is a Climate Action Plan important?

    The Action Plan seeks to provide a proactive approach to managing Climate Change in the City.

    The Plan has been developed in response the following fundamentals issues:

    • Perth's drying climate.
    • A growing population.

    What is the Climate Change Declaration?

    The City of Kalamunda acknowledges that:

    • Evidence shows that climate change is occurring.
    • Climate change will continue to have significant effects on the Western Australian environment, society and economy, and the Local Government sector.
    • Human behaviours, pollution and consumption patterns have both immediate and future impacts on the climate and environment.

    The City of Kalamunda supports the:

    • Environmental, social and economic benefits of addressing climate change immediately.
    • Opportunity for Local Government to demonstrate leadership in climate change management at a community level.
    • Development of equitable and implementable State and Commonwealth strategies for climate change management.

    The City of Kalamunda commits from date of signing to:

    • Set an appropriate, individual Local Government emissions reduction target and work toward its achievement.
    • Work with State and Federal Government to ensure achievement of greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets as set out in key National and International agreements.
    • Work with State and Federal Government to implement key actions and activities for climate change management at a local level. Assess the regionally specific risks associated with climate change and implications for Local Government services, and identify areas where appropriate mitigation and/or adaptation strategies should be applied.
    • Develop an internal Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) for climate change actions across all Local Government functions, with a focus on the two, five and ten year future.
    • Ensure that, at appropriate review intervals, the strategic plan and policies for the Local Government are reviewed and amended to reflect climate change management priorities and emissions reduction targets.
    • Encourage and empower the local community and local businesses to adapt to the impacts of climate change and to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
    • Monitor the progress of climate change initiatives and ensure full communication of achievements for Council and Community.

    How can I provide feedback?

    The City of Kalamunda is encouraging residents to provide feedback by completing our Survey, or alternatively, written submissions can be submitted to the City via.

    Online: engage.kalamunda.wa.gov.au

    By Post: PO Box 42, Kalamunda, WA 6926.

    In Person: 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda WA 6076

    By Email: enquiries@Kalamunda.wa.gov.au

    Where can I get more information?

    Where can I get more information?

    For more information contact the City of Kalamunda on 9257 9999 (Assets Project team). We will also keep you informed through website updates, by telephone or face to face conversations if that is your preferred method of communication. Please let us know.

    What will happen with the results?

    Following the public comment period, the Community feedback will be utilised to develop the draft Climate Change Action Plan

    The Draft Plan will be presented to Council for endorsement.

    Once endorsed the Plan will be published and will underpin the actions the City will take to manage Climate Change.