Environmental plans and strategies

Environmental Sustainability Strategy

The Environmental Sustainability Strategy 2016–2021 was adopted by Council on 19 September 2016. The Strategy sets out how we will improve environmental sustainability from our operations and how we will support and advocate on behalf of the community to do the same.

The Strategy builds on the progress made so far and sets a new vision and long-term aspirational goals, including a proposed target of net zero emissions from Council operations by 2030 and net zero emissions from the community by 2050. The Strategy outlines our priorities for 201621 to achieve these goals.

Council will focus on:

  • accelerating efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions;
  • improving sustainability of infrastructure;
  • advocating on behalf of communities; and
  • supporting and mobilising communities.

Each year, Council develops an Action Plan to put the recommendations from the Strategy into practice.

Overview(PDF, 1MB)

Environmental Sustainability Strategy 2016–2021(PDF, 30MB)

Environmental Sustainability Action Plan 2017–18(PDF, 770KB)

Environmental Sustainability Strategy — Summary of Community Consultation(PDF, 1014KB)

Other relevant plans and strategies include:

Carbon Emissions Reduction Plan(PDF, 345KB)

Bicycle Strategy(PDF, 3MB)

Sustainable Transport Strategy(PDF, 5MB)

Street Tree Strategy(PDF, 515KB)

Street Tree Palette(PDF, 6MB)

We have an Environment Advisory Committee that meets quarterly to provide advice to Council on sustainability issues.