Sustainable Living

Building a better future starts with us.

We all know that by making small changes we can have a great impact. Sustainability has become an ever-increasingly important part of modern life and there are many ways that everyone can get involved.

Some of the Town of Cambridge's sustainability initiatives include workshops and event programs each Spring and Autumn, as well as Rewards for Residents, rebates on compost systems, and the Schools and Community Solar Challenge. For more information, see our section below.

Looking to do your bit? Here are some things you can do too:

  • Reducing water use and preserving this vital resource.
  • Better transport choices, to reduce fuel consumption. Why not ride that bike to work?
  • Build properties that minimise energy and water waste.
  • Decrease waste and increasing recycling. Buy second hand and items made from recycled materials.
  • Protect our biodiversity. Give nature the space it needs to thrive.

Active projects

Rewards for Residents and Switch your thinking! offers residents discounts on a range of sustainable products and services to assist them to save energy, water and waste.

Sustainable Schools Network  works with schools to help build generations of sustainable minds. Small grants are available to interested schools.

Autumn and Spring Program the Town offers a variety of workshops during Autumn and Spring each year. For more information see our Sustainability Program page.

Local Native Plant Subsidy Scheme runs during the month of May and enables residents from WESROC Councils to purchase up to 80 local native seedlings for $1.50 each.

The seedlings can be purchased from Apace Nursery in North Fremantle with proof of Residency.

Worm Farm and Compost Bin Rebate The rebate is offered to Town of Cambridge residents between February and May. Up to $85 is offered for a worm farm and up to $70 for a compost bin. The rebate is obtained by completing a rebate application form and attaching an original receipt. Worm farm and compost bin rebate flyer available here.

Schools and Community Solar Challenge Switch your Thinking! and local Town of Cambridge business Clean NRG have joined up to help us offer local schools the opportunity to participate in a project that enables schools to raise funds while helping the environment.

Travel Smart  is an initiative run by the State-Government to encourage and support smart transport choices. Schools, workplaces and community members can participate by reducing congestion on our roads and car dependence. The Town of Cambridge runs annual cycling and walking days, cycling workshops, bike maintenance workshops, seniors' bus trips and public transport education sessions.

Annual Planting Days the Town of Cambridge supports two planting days held annually:

  • An Arbor Day planting is held for local primary school students on the first Friday in June each year, and
  • National Tree Day planting is held annually on the last Sunday in July.

Community Groups

There are local community initiatives always looking for new members. why don't you get involved?

  • Cambridge Coastcare
  • Friends of Bold Park
  • Friends of Roscommon Park
  • The West Leederville Community Garden 
  • Lake Monger Community Garden

Other sustainable initiatives include participation in Western Regional Organisation of Councils (WESROC) environmental programs/initiatives and maintaining our Waterwise Council status.

If you would like to know more, please take a closer look at our program areas below:

Climate Change






Contact us if you would like to discuss how you can get involved. 

Last Updated: 09/02/2017