City of Swan update 2023

Alannah Furniss
City of Swan

Walkshops and bushwalks

As part of the City of Swan’s Thinking Green series, we hosted four bushwalks and a walk and talk throughout April and May!

Attendees who joined us on the guided bushwalks and a walk and talk were able to discover and enjoy what nature has to offer as part of the WA Tree Festival for 2023. Some of the locations included: Wandoo Heights, Noble Falls, Susannah Lake, Altone Park and FR Berry Reserve.

Throughout August and September we have planned for another walk and talk in Bullsbrook’s beautiful Burley Park! This workshop will teach attendees about the ecology and uses of local trees and get our community moving!

Our community will also be able to join us on two guided Urban Forest discovery trails and walkshops where attendees will discover the benefits of the urban forest throughout Ellenbrook and Brabham. Attendees will join us on a lovely stroll around the urban areas. If they are unable to join us on the two scheduled walkshops, they will be able to visit the trails created when they are free and enjoy the (hopefully) sunshine by having a lovely walk to learn about the urban forest through QR codes located all throughout the trails!

Staff Travel Survey

We are currently measuring emissions related to staff commuting to work, as part of the City’s commitment to reducing our carbon emissions. We need to measure and report our corporate carbon emissions to the community annually.

Not only does this survey help us with our calculating and reporting of corporate carbon emissions, but the information we receive will enable us to further encourage and facilitate staff using alternative transport.

The survey is going to be forwarded around throughout the month of July, utilising the City’s internal Intranet, internal staff eNewsletter and more. Each survey respondent goes in the running to win a $50 gift voucher!

Details of the survey results to come in August!

Promotion of our Travel to Work Subsidy

Our staff Travel Smart subsidy is being promoted throughout the Staff Travel survey.

New starters are informed of this incentive when they start at the City, to encourage staff to leave their car at home and commute to work using public transport and/or cycling. We also remind staff via occasional posts on the intranet and stories in our staff eNewsletter. Whilst the wet weather is around

We are striving to get City of Swan staff moving, with plans for a Staff Ride2Work day and a social ride before work throughout Bike Month in October!

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James (Your Move)

Hi Allannah! Welcome back for 2023 😁. Great to hear all the upcoming plans you have - you have earned 15 points for all the planning. Now that the cool weather is definitely in place, those bush walks sound lovely! Give us an update on how the survey goes and we can give you 50 points for that down the track. You have also earned 30 points today for your promo of the City's travel to work subsidy, and 20 points for all the details you have shared. See you soon I hope 😊.

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