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Our Sustainability Stories

The City is working on a range of sustainability initiatives under the eight themes in our Sustainability Strategy. This page features stories on how we are implementing our strategy.

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    Greening Our City

    Growing our Urban Forest

    Across the CBD from Wellington Square through the East End and along Roe Street, we’re incorporating green into all our projects. Streets, parks and your public spaces are being revitalised with more trees, plants and shrubs, developing beautiful, shady spaces that deliver benefits for city liveability.

Five facts about Perth’s urban forest

Read up on the City’s stunning trees here. What's impressive, our urban forest statistics do not include the expansive Kings Park, one of the world’s largest inner-city parks.

Water Sensitive Perth

The City of Perth’s new water plan will guide the City’s approach to water for the next five years to transition to a water sensitive city.

Parks and Swan River near Heirisson Island

How Perth is reducing its water consumption

The City’s cleverly targeted water management has saved 200 million litres of groundwater annually. That’s 80 Olympic size swimming pools of water each year!

Matilda Bay Crawley

Made in the City of

Based at 69 Barrack St, this amazing City business transforms plastic lids into extraordinary creations that make the perfect sustainable gift.

Made in the City Of bottle lids

Six sustainable solutions for city apartments.

Make your apartment more sustainable, reduce your carbon footprint, and you could also save on your bills. Here’s how to live more efficiently.

Micro greening in the City

Sustainable solar boost for the City of Light

A network of 256 solar panels has been installed on top of the City of Perth Pier Street carpark to produce and store enough energy to cover more than half the carpark’s total energy requirements.

Solar panels at Pier Street carpark

Tree Month wrap up

And that's a wrap! Thank you to everyone who took part in our inaugural Tree Month, throughout May we planted 317 trees with help from the community.

Tree planting day at Birdiya Drive 2023

Protecting our oldest trees

The City recently completed works on new 'root bridges' in Stirling Gardens to protect our heritage-listed trees.

The new bridges will help preserve the trees large root systems which were starting to push through the pathways. These trees are amongst the oldest European-planted trees in the City.

Tree root bridge in Stirling Gardens


Sustainability is one of our strategic pillars

There are plenty of exciting plans in the pipeline to continue making our City even more sustainable. Although we’re well on the way (our projects speak for themselves) it’s a long and busy road. There’s so much more we can all do together.