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Environment

 

The City of Mandurah is committed to protecting our natural environment – our waterways, our bushland and our atmosphere. 

We also strive to ensure that our actions always contribute to the wellbeing and aspirations of our community and its visitors without compromising the needs of future generations. We have made a genuine commitment to apply best practice throughout our business activities and take a leadership role in areas where we can make a difference to set an example to our community and stakeholders.

We focus our efforts on issues where activities have an environmental impact and strive to minimise or offset these impacts through appropriate actions, community and stakeholder engagement and business and industry collaboration.

 

WA Sustainable Cities Award winner

The City of Mandurah received two major awards and honours at the WA Sustainable Cities Awards held in Perth on the morning of 31 July 2012.

 

Despite narrowly missing out on the overall State Award, Mandurah was named winner of the Community Action and Partnership Award and the Litter Prevention Award.

 

These awards were received for a number of projects which work towards Mandurah’s future sustainability. They included the Stretch Festival, INQB8 art gallery, the Coodanup Bird Hide, Mapping Our Community Together, a number of EcoServices workshops, local Clean Up Australia Day and WA Beach Clean Up Day events and the 2011 Junior Council’s highly successful Anti-Litter Campaign.

 

Mandurah also received two High Commendations; one for Environmental Innovation and Protection (for initiatives such as the Significant Tree Register, Tree Preservation zones, State of the Environment Report and the ClimateWatch Trail) and another for Energy Innovation specifically for the CHERP project.

 

The Australian Sustainable Cities Awards, held annually by Keep Australia Beautiful, encourage, motivate and celebrate the local sustainability achievements of urban communities across Australia. Local governments are judged on their innovative efforts each year in working towards building a sustainable urban environment for its community.

 
  
Protected bushland at Dawesville
Protected bushland at Dawesville
  

City of Mandurah 'Our Strategic Plan 2009 - 2012'

One of the goals in the City of Mandurah’s 'Our Strategic Plan 2009–2012' is to be a Sustainable City - a City whose development and infrastructure enhance our environment and quality of life while promoting sustainable living choices.

The City of Mandurah will implement a number of strategies so that we can achieve this goal. These are to:
  • Protect Mandurah’s biodiversity and bushland.
  • Promote sustainable and water-sensitive building and urban design and construction practices
  • Protect and enhance the Peel Waterways and coastal environment
  • Enhance Mandurah’s air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Ensure waste is reduced and managed in a sustainable manner
  • Encourage reduced water consumption by the community and ensure the City's water consumption is managed in a sustainable manner
  • Demonstrate leadership in promoting and educating the community on climate change impacts and initiatives
  • Prepare strategies for the City to adapt to the impacts of climate change
  • Promote and protect the environmental and personal health and well being of the community