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Our Environment Strategy (PDF, 621KB)outlines our response to environmental issues and the influence we can have.
The role of local government in the management of the environment involves natural resource management, community education, greenhouse gas abatement, climate change adaptation and in the planning system.
We embrace our role at a local level to ensure sustainable practices and have a responsibility to:
We have also developed a Greenhouse Action Plan(PDF, 2MB) through the Cities for Climate Protection program, which involves the completion of five milestones:
We successfully completed the first two milestones with the formal adoption of an Emissions Reduction Goal of 20 per cent reduction in corporate emissions on 2005-2006 levels by 2015-2016, and a 20 per cent reduction in community emissions on 2005-2006 levels by 2015-2016.
We have already achieved many significant gains in addressing climate change in relation to managing public assets. These include: