Our Corporate Target: The City of Fremantle will implement its sustainable procurement procedure for assessing suppliers against local, ethical, social, economic and environmental criteria and develop a sustainable events policy to minimise the impact of events.
Our Community Target: The City of Fremantle will encourage and enable the community to achieve high levels of sustainable material use through a range of activities including the opening of a community reuse store at the Fremantle Recycling Centre. The City will continue to review and update development policy to show alignment with best practice building standards.
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In November 2018, Council adopted the Sustainable Events Policy which applies to City run events and events approved by the City.
Under the policy, the sale or distribution of single-use plastics will be banned from City of Fremantle run events, along with balloons, confetti and polystyrene and Styrofoam food and drink containers.
Single-use plastic straws will be banned from events organised by third parties that require City of Fremantle approval. Other single-use plastics will not be banned from City approved events, but organisers will be encouraged not to use them.
Event organisers must also provide an easily accessible alternative to bottled water which allows patrons to refill their own water bottles at no charge.
The Sustainable Events policy also includes requirements for providing paired and clearly labelled waste and recycling bins, restricting promotional materials and decorations to those that can be reused, recycled or contain a recycled content, promoting walking, riding and public transport options and providing adequate bike parking at large events.
Variations to the policy may be sort for health and safety reasons or where there is no other practical alternative available.
Further information for event organisers is being developed, but in the meantime the Sustainable Events Guideline provides further information for event organisers on the importance of running a sustainable event.
The preliminary design of the new building project for the City has incorporated sustainability objectives and the use of sustainable, renewable or recycled materials to achieve a high equivalent 'Green Star' standard. Developers must adhere to City policies which outline sustainability criteria to be considered in development applications.