You told us reducing Council’s own carbon footprint is a good use of public money.
We have listened and in our draft Environment and Sustainability Strategy we propose to set a corporate, science-based, greenhouse gas reduction target of net zero emissions for Council operations by 2039.
You also told us that environmental restoration is a priority.
We will continue our Land Buyback for Environmental Purposes Program as well as support landowners to protect and restore our natural environment through advice and incentives.
We have also set key targets to maintain native vegetation cover and reduce waste going to landfill as well as outlining key policy directions for sustainable communities and infrastructure to help us ‘go green as we grow’.
We invited community feedback on this draft strategy in February/March 2023. We are now considering all feedback received as we finalise the strategy for adoption.
Explore the outcome areas
Click on the draft outcome areas below to learn more about the priorities, actions and targets proposed in the draft strategy.
- What is the Environment and Sustainability Strategy?
- How will the region’s environment and its communities benefit from the Environment and Sustainability Strategy?
- How is Council responding to climate change in the Environment and Sustainability Strategy?
- What does ‘net zero’ greenhouse gas emissions mean?
- How is Council helping the community to reduce its carbon footprint?