The City of Nedlands is dedicated to protecting the environment, promoting sustainable living and preserving natural resources.

The City promotes sustainability by:

  • Supporting a variety of water conservation initiatives
  • Providing and installing solar panels on City buildings
  • Conducting greening projects to enhance public open spaces and verges throughout the City.

Water Conservation Initiatives

The City is a Water Corporation-endorsed Waterwise Council, committed to improving water efficiency and contributing to improved water quality throughout the City’s operations.

The City relies on both scheme and groundwater resources to undertake its operations and undertakes a number of water conservation and water quality improvement programs including:

  • Monthly groundwater bore meter monitoring;
  • Installation of soil moisture sensors within public open spaces across the City;
  • Park upgrades to include hydrozoning and sustainable redesign of irrigation systems and landscaping through park enviro-scape master planning.

Hydrozoned areas consisting of mulched native garden beds have been installed at the following locations:

  • David Cruikshank Reserve
  • Point Resolution Reserve
  • Bishop Road Reserve
  • Jones Park
  • Swanbourne Oval

These hydrozoning projects assist the City to reduce groundwater consumption and they assist with the implementation of the City’s Urban Forest Strategy and the City’s greenways program. To find out more read the Western Suburbs Greening Plan here 

For more information and to help reduce water consumption:

Solar Installation in Nedlands Buildings

The City is committed to reducing our impact on the environment and has completed a number of energy saving programs including:

  • the installation of solar power systems to new buildings or those undergoing refurbishment at the following locations:
  • City of Nedlands Depot;
  • Tresillian;
  • Mt Claremont Community Centre;
  • the development and installation of LED technology lighting including upgrading street lighting to LED and to include electronic metering.

For more information and to help reduce energy consumption:

  • Energy-saving tips can be found here
  • Use the Synergy energy tool here

Greening Projects

The City is working to help preserve our natural resources and enhance and protect the urban forest by:

  • participating in urban vegetation and heat mapping to locate and reduce urban heat spots by identifying canopy cover and quality. The aim of this mapping is to allow a targeted approach for natural area revegetation, greenway and street tree planting programs;
  • protecting remnant bushland areas through on-ground natural area management
  • developing greenways in natural areas
  • encouraging residents to retain native vegetation and plant native seedlings on their private land and Council verge through the WESROC Native Plant Subsidy Scheme
  • encouraging residents to create green linkages by implementing the Western Suburbs Greening Plan
  • implementing enviro-scape master plans that use sustainable design to reduce the City’s groundwater consumption
  • implementing the City’s annual street tree planting program

Annual events to put in your calendar:

  • Clean up Australia Day: Annually on the first Sunday in March – see here
  • Earth Hour: Turn your lights off for one hour in March each year and show your commitment to reducing greenhouse emissions – see here
  • WESROC Native Plant Subsidy Scheme: Annually in During May- see here
  • National Tree Day: Annually on the last Sunday in July – see here
  • WESROC Verge Conversion Workshops – usually two held during the month of March