Dark ages in Stirling

STIRLING residents are installing fewer solar panels than residents in any other Perth council area, prompting the city to develop a new Community Energy Plan.

Stirling mayor Mark Irwin said he was shocked by the low solar take-up, which was revealed in the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics report.

He says the city’s proposed energy plan will help residents switch to more efficient appliances and renewable energy.

“There are a lot of ways we could support residents such as offering upfront discounts or rebates on agreed items to reduce the overall cost,” Cr Irwin said.

“But, to find out how we can best cater for our residents so they can make changes for the better, we need everyone’s feedback and ideas.”

Cr Irwin is encouraging residents to complete a survey on the city’s Your Say website by June 17.

A series of workshops this month will also provide opportunities for residents to share their thoughts:

• Tuesday June 4 at Stirling Leisure Centre, Herb Graham Mirrabooka from 10am-noon

• Tuesday June 11 at Leisurepark Balga from 6-8pm

• Saturday June 15 at Stirling Community Centres, Tuart Hill from 10am-noon

To fill in the survey or register for a workshop go to http://www.yoursay.stirling.wa.gov.au/energyplan

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