Adapt to climate change

The climate has changed and will continue to change due to excess carbon emissions in our atmosphere. As the climate crisis worsens we all need to prepare for and adapt to the impacts, such as more frequent and extreme weather events.

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Prepare for emergencies

Use our flood resources to check your local flood risk, create an emergency plan, and sign-up to receive alerts. Our storms and thunderstorm asthma guidance provides advice on what to do before, during and after a storm. There are also many agencies that offer emergency relief and recovery assistance after incidents like fires, floods and storms.

Stay safe during heatwaves

Climate change is expected to increase the frequency and intensity of heatwaves. Heat-related illness can range from minor issues like cramps to life-threatening conditions such as heat stroke. Use our heatwave resources to prepare for heatwaves and find out where to access cool Council buildings. 

Help grow our urban forest

Canopy trees, other plants and green infrastructure are critically important to reducing urban heat, taking up excess rainfall to reduce flood risk and intercepting air-borne pollutants. There are range of ways you can help grow our urban forest to support a healthy community, especially as our climate changes.  

Water Sensitive Urban Design for the home

Climate change is making drinking water scarce, while also increasing flood risk. By implementing water sensitive urban design (WSUD) on your property, you can help Glen Eira become a more sustainable and liveable community, while saving money on your water bills.