Clean and sustainable

An attractive and sustainable environment for future generations.

Commitment Performance measure Progress update as at 31 March 2019 Status
We will continue to implement our Open Space Strategy 2013–2026 priority actions, including design and construction of open space projects. Landscape design completed for Spring Road Reserve — stage two, Caulfield South; Lirrewa Grove, Caulfield; and Hopetoun Gardens, Elsternwick. Concept designs for Stage 2 Spring Road Reserve are complete. Consultation will be undertaken when timing of drainage works in Spring Road are determined. Lirrewa Grove concept is complete. Hopetoun Gardens concept design is in progress and a heritage assessment on the park is also underway. On track
  Construction of the sports court at Harleston Park, Elsternwick. Landscape enhancements at Moorleigh Community Village, Bentleigh East; and the dog agility park at The Wedge, Caulfield East. Construction of Harleston Park sports court almost completed and will be opened with the playground upgrade which is due in June 2019. Construction of the Wedge dog agility park is underway, due for completion in June 2019. The landscape enhancement works at Moorleigh Village are complete. On track
  Commence implementation of master plan at EE Gunn Reserve. Cricket nets under construction. Works planned to be completed in May 2019. Car park in Foch Street –tendered and awarded, construction commenced. On track
  Boyd Park, Murrumbeena masterplan refreshed and endorsed by Council. Boyd Park (Outer Circle) Management Plan community consultation completed and recommended changes to the Plan undertaken and endorsed by Council on19 March 2019. Completed
We will replace street lighting on major Council roads with energy efficient lighting. Replace 1,000 street lights with energy efficient lighting. The upgrade of 1,350 major road street lights to energy efficient LED technology commenced in March 2019 and will be completed by June 2019, delivering an approximate 6% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. On track
Five per cent of the capital budget for all new and large refurbishment building projects will be allocated to sustainability measures, over and above the minimum required standards. Five percent of Carnegie Swim Centre redevelopment budget allocated to sustainable initiatives and separately reflected in cost plans. Five percent has been allocated in the Cost Plan specifically for ESD. On track
We will protect our valued trees within our City and consult on the establishment of a new tree protection policy and Significant Tree Register (may change subject to Council resolution following consultation). Complete the development of the tree protection policy and Significant Tree Register (through a Local Law). Officers currently preparing a draft Tree Protection Local Law and draft Classified Tree Policy, which are scheduled for consideration at an Ordinary Council Meeting in April 2019 prior to community consultation. Slightly delayed
We will expand on recent trials of place-based teams to improve amenity in our activity centres. High level of satisfaction of traders and/or community with the presentation of our activity centres, measured through a survey. A second Care Crew vehicle commenced in October 2018 to expand service in the activity centres. A survey will be developed to measure trader's experiences and gain feedback towards the end of the financial year. On track
We will invest in solar energy generation on Council's larger buildings and support the community to implement initiatives that contribute to our sustainability objectives. Additional solar generation installed at Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre, Bentleigh East and Carnegie Library, Carnegie. Works are scheduled to accommodate another 100kw system including an evacuated tubing system at GESAC to improve operations. Currently projected works at GESAC on-track and expected to be delivered this financial year. Funds for solar panels at Carnegie Library have been redirected to the evacuated tubing system at GESAC as existing solar paneling provides sufficient coverage. At risk
  Two community programs delivered. Council has joined two programs, Positive Charge and Solar Savers to help residents reduce energy use and install solar. In March 2019 the citizen science program, Nature Next Door, was launched. This will help to monitor the impacts of climate change on local biodiversity. Completed