Environment & Sustainability

The Town of Cottesloe is committed to preserving and improving its natural and built environment. We aim to provide leadership in environmental management, sustainability initiatives and in preparing for and mitigating climate change. The Town employs a full time Sustainability Officer to develop and implement a broad range of projects relating to climate change, peak oil, water management, energy use and community capacity building. We also house the Northern Metropolitan Coastcare Officer.

Sustainability refers to meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Click on the links below for more information on the environmental and sustainability projects and initiatives the Town of Cottesloe is currently involved in.

Sustainable Cottesloe

Cottesloe beach has always been a popular tourist and holiday destination.  The Town of Cottesloe strives to protect our area by encouraging residents to consider the environment in their day to day activities.

Climate Change Action

The Town of Cottesloe has set a goal for the corporate part of Council to become carbon neutral as soon as practicable and before 2015.

Cottesloe Cat Shuttle Service

The 'Cott Cat' is a FREE shuttle bus service operating in Cottesloe throughout Summer.

Solar Powering Cottesloe

The Town has recently invested in renewable energy to provide electricity to its Administration Building.

Travel Smart & Alternative Transport

Reducing your car use has benefits for your health, community and the environment.  Starting from today why not try to find one extra day each week that you can walk, ride or use public transport.

Water Campaign

As a coastal suburb with approximately 3 km of foreshore along the Indian Ocean, the quality of stormwater discharge  to sea is an important issue for Cottesloe.  Council has invested considerable effort into their Aquifer Recharge Project and Thinkwater campaign to improve water quality and retention.

WESROC Newsletter

Find out what environmental and sustainability resources and initiatives Cottesloe is working on with our neighbouring western suburbs Councils here.

WESROC Regional Initiatives

Find out what environmental and sustainability resources and initiatives Cottesloe is working on with our neighbouring western suburbs Councils here.

Earth Carers

Earthcarers are committed to educating the community about reducing waste, including by composting and using worm farms

Clean Up Australia Day

Help us to keep our beaches, parks and reserves rubbish-free all year round. Clean up Australia Day falls on the first Sunday of March every year.


Cottesloe Coastcare is a group of local volunteers who joined together in 1995 to achieve a more robust and diverse ecosystem for the Cottesloe foreshore.  They are still hard at work!  The group restores and conserves natural areas along the coast to provide refuge areas for local species of animals and plants. 

Environmental Pests

Our increasingly suburban lifestyle has led to some animal populations increasing to a point that they become environmental pests.  Click here to find out what native and introduced environmental pests are around Cottesloe and how Council is managing them, as well as information so that you can help to manage them too.