Clean Jobs Roadshow Report
Between August 2020 and May 2021, Clean State, supported by the Conservation Council WA and LotteryWest, engaged 1,000 people in a roadshow that stopped at eight Western Australian cities; Bunbury, Albany and Geraldton, Mount Lawley, Scarborough, Joondalup, Dawesville and Midland.
The Clean Jobs Roadshow followed the launch of the Clean State Jobs Plan - 26 Big Ideas for 200,000 WA jobs - a roadmap of employment opportunities, based on extensive research and industry consultation, to inspire Western Australia’s journey to a zero-carbon economy.
This report summarises the motivations, challenges and ideas of the 1,000 participants that took part in the Clean Jobs Roadshow. It recommends establishing a $20 million climate action fund for WA communities to provide a much-needed framework for co-ordinated climate action.
The key findings include consensus for:
• Replacing coal and gas with big renewables that make the most of WA’s wind and solar resources, create thousands of jobs and deliver cheaper, affordable energy
• Improving public buildings such as hospitals, schools and public transport infrastructure such as buses and trams with energy-efficient electricity
• Establishing local recycling solutions such as composting, repair labs and tool libraries that reduce landfill and repurpose useful household appliances
• Greening our communities through forest conservation and restoring urban areas with more green spaces
• Making social housing healthy and low-carbon through the installation of thermal insulation, solar and other energy-efficient measures that reduce costs and boost jobs