The City of Perth is committed to protecting and enhancing the quality of the natural environment and aspiring to a sustainable future. Awards and recognition of the City’s achievements demonstrate the City’s progress towards meeting this commitment.

Recognition and Awards

The Waterwise Office Program was founded in 2014 in partnership with the City of Perth, Water Corporation and Property Council of Australia:

  • 2016 – Winner, Australian Water Associations WA Water Awards: Program Innovation Award.

In 2009 the City joined the Waterwise Council Program as the pilot council:

  • 2017 – Gold Recognition, inaugural Waterwise Council recognition scheme. 

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The City’s Point Fraser Stage 1 project has received environmental awards for demonstrating best-practice in water sensitive urban design:

  • 2005 – Finalist, Banksia Awards: Category 6, Environmental Leadership in Protecting Bush, Land & Waterways.
  • 2005 – Commendation, Australia Award for Urban Design Excellence (Planning Institute of Australia):  Public Domain Category.
  • 2004 – Winner, Case Earth Award for Environmental Excellence: Category Two, Project $2 to $10 million, Western Australia.
  • 2004 – Finalist, SGIO Western Australian Environment Awards: Category 5, Bush, Land and Waterways.

The City was recognised for completing all five corporate and community milestones of the Water Campaign. The five milestones were completed between 2005 and 2010 and included: completing a full inventory of the City’s water use; setting a target for water reduction; developing and implementing a Corporate Water Strategy; and completing implementation of the Strategy and achieving its targets.

The City was recognised for achieving all five milestones of the Cities for Climate Protection (CPP) Campaign. The five milestones were completed between 1999 and 2004 and included: completing a full inventory of the City’s Corporate and Community greenhouse gas emissions; setting a target to reduce Corporate and Community greenhouse gas emissions; developing and implementing a Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Strategy; and completing implementation of the Strategy and achieving its targets. During 2005 to 2007 the City completed actions in the CCP Plus level of the campaign.

Both the Water and Cities for Climate Protection Campaigns were run by the global organisation ICLEI, now known as Local Governments for Sustainability.