Yesterday the Ombudsman tabled a report in Parliament — Investigation into three councils’ outsourcing of parking fine internal reviews. The report makes three recommendations for reform to the State Government and two recommendations for the three councils subject to the review — including Glen Eira City Council.
Glen Eira City Council has joined 21 Victorian councils in making the TAKE2 pledge to demonstrate its commitment to taking action on climate change.
TAKE2 is a collective climate change pledge to ensure Victorian organisations and individuals commit to action to reach net zero emissions by 2050, and keep the global temperature rise to under two degrees.
Council has already set this target in its Environmental Sustainability Strategy 2016–2021 for community emissions and a more ambitious target for its own operations.
Glen Eira Mayor Cr Mary Delahunty said Council has also joined the Compact of Mayors, a global co-operative effort among mayors and city leaders to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, track community emissions and prepare for the impacts of climate change.
"The Compact, which currently consists of 658 mayors and city leaders around the world, has defined a series of requirements that Council will be expected to meet over time," Cr Delahunty said.
"We have already met a number of these requirements and achieved considerable emissions reductions — we recognise that there is more work to do.’’
"Addressing climate change requires a collaborative effort, and by making the TAKE2 pledge and signing up to the Compact of Mayors, Council is demonstrating our commitment to continue to be part of that effort."
The commitments Council has made in its Environment Sustainability Strategy 2016–2021 aligns with the TAKE2 pledge and Compact of Mayors objectives.