This consultation is now closed for evaluation and review.
The Environmental Sustainability Strategy 2021-2025 will outline Council's commitment to strong and fast action on climate change, and how we’ll achieve our ambitious new emissions reduction targets.
Thank you for providing feedback on what you think we should do to reduce Council’s environmental impact, and how we can help you do the same. Your input will help shape a four-year strategy to meet our net zero emissions targets and make a difference.
We had a fantastic response to the consultation. Your feedback indicates that climate change is a genuine problem and that you recognise that your day to day habits have an impact on the environment.
You talked about lots of ways that Council could help you to cut your carbon footprint and live more sustainably, including: cycling and walking infrastructure; supporting businesses to reduce single-use plastics and packaging; installing electric vehicle charging stations; and providing solar panel bulk-buy programs. Residents want Council to focus on renewable energy, biodiversity and urban forests, sustainable buildings and waste and recycling.
The draft Strategy and Action Plans will be released in mid-2021. The community will be invited to provide their input on it before Council endorsement.
For more information on the results of the community consultation, and to stay updated on the project, check out our Have Your Say page.