Climate Change: What's Next For Fremantle?

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We want to help build a deeper understanding of what climate change will mean for Fremantle. Capturing the feelings and concerns of our community is a key focus as it will allow us to better support you as the impacts increase.


In May 2019, Fremantle Council unanimously supported a letter from the Fremantle Youth Network and declared that the world is in a state of climate and biodiversity emergency.

To date around 1,765 jurisdictions in 30 countries have declared a climate emergency[1]. In Western Australia, 40 local governments have signed the WALGA Climate Change Declaration, representing 65% of WA’s population[2].

This is a global issue with local impacts and, alongside direct action, we need to help build understanding of these local impacts and what role the City can play. Whether you live, work in, or visit Freo, it's important to hear and understand the thoughts and concerns of our community.


Help shape the conversation. Please tell us more below before Sunday 18 October 2020.



We want to help build a deeper understanding of what climate change will mean for Fremantle. Capturing the feelings and concerns of our community is a key focus as it will allow us to better support you as the impacts increase.


In May 2019, Fremantle Council unanimously supported a letter from the Fremantle Youth Network and declared that the world is in a state of climate and biodiversity emergency.

To date around 1,765 jurisdictions in 30 countries have declared a climate emergency[1]. In Western Australia, 40 local governments have signed the WALGA Climate Change Declaration, representing 65% of WA’s population[2].

This is a global issue with local impacts and, alongside direct action, we need to help build understanding of these local impacts and what role the City can play. Whether you live, work in, or visit Freo, it's important to hear and understand the thoughts and concerns of our community.


Help shape the conversation. Please tell us more below before Sunday 18 October 2020.


  • Engagement findings compiled

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    27 Nov 2020

    The findings of this engagement have now been compiled and you can download a copy of the report here.

    What we heard

    Climate change is an important issue to 93% of survey respondents. Themes that consistently arose were the wide-reaching nature of the impacts, concern for future generations, deep concern with destruction and existential threat, a need to take responsibility and wanting a better future. For those who said it isn’t an issue for them, the main reason was concern with day-to-day issues or that climate change shouldn’t be a concern of Council.

    Lobbying state and federal governments for climate change action and adaptation was the top action that respondents believe the City of Fremantle should prioritise, followed by reducing the emissions of City operations. Many other suggestions for action were made.

    Please download the Community Engagement Report to find out more about the responses we received.

    Next steps

    The input we heard will be used to guide our response to engaging on this topic and a report will be presented to Council in early 2021.

    If you had an interest in knowing more and left a valid email address you'll be added to our database and kept informed of any upcoming events or programs, and any items that go to Council.