City of Karratha Environmental Sustainability Strategy
The Environmental Sustainability Strategy defines our values and guides how environmental sustainability is considered in the City’s reporting frameworks, policies and plans.
The Strategy reports on our work in five focus areas: energy and climate change, waste, water, natural environment, and sustainable development, planning, and infrastructure.
It also details the City’s medium and long-term goals around energy, water, and waste management efficiency, as well as our plans to lead positive environmental behaviours within the community, across our facilities and in our services.
Aspiring to a thriving and sustainable natural and built environment is one of the core strategic themes in the City’s Strategic Community Plan.
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Renewable Hydrogen Study
Hydrogen offers diverse applications as an energy carrier and chemical feedstock and has great potential to support decarbonisation of the world’s energy, transport and industrial sectors. Because of this, there is a growing global demand for renewable and low-emissions hydrogen.
The City of Karratha Renewable Hydrogen Industry Hub Report sets out:
The Australian context for the renewable hydrogen industry;
Karratha’s competitive advantages in developing the hydrogen industry; and
Potential strategies that the City could employ to enable the development of the hydrogen industry.
Local Biodiversity Strategy
Download the Local Biodiversity Strategy Report here (PDF 15.1MB)
Solar and Wind Farm Site Suitability Report
The City of Karratha commissioned a study to determine the suitability of the land through a multi-criteria analysis of land constraints and the necessary conditions and locations for potential future development. The report identified more than 119,000 hectares as being highly suitable for commercial scale electricity generation through solar and 7,245 hectares as being highly suitable for wind energy generation systems. The Report demonstrates the Council’s commitment to the development of renewable energy industries and projects within the City.
Coastal Management Strategy
This Coastal Management Strategy is the City's overarching coastal management document. Its purpose is to ensure the City has a consistent and transparent approach toward existing and planned coastal management policies, plans and strategies.
Download the Coastal Management Strategy (PDF 8.12MB)
City of Karratha Water Management Strategy
The City of Karratha Water Management Strategy highlights important values associated with the critical water resources of the City which include drinking water, surface water, groundwater and wastewater. It proposes objectives, strategies and actions for the City in regards to the management of these water resources.
Download the Water Management Strategy (PDF 11MB)
Coastal Hazard Risk Management Adaption Plan (CHRMAP)
State of the Environment Report