Where to from here

The Environmental Sustainability Action Plan 2014-2023 outlines Council’s plans to achieve improved environmental sustainability in the future. The Action Plan is used for sustainability planning, decision-making and action.

Sustainable Living 30 per cent reduction in the per capita eco-footprint of the City
Energy 45 per cent per capita reduction in City-wide greenhouse gas emissions
  600kW of renewable energy generation capacity installed on Council facilities
Waste 75 per cent reduction in per capita waste to landfill from the City
  600 per cent increase in commercial premises engaged in recycling
Water 12 per cent reduction in potable water use from Council operations
  5 per cent per capita reduction in potable water use for the City
Transport Increase in public transport trips to 10 per cent of total trips within the City
  Increase in walking and cycling trips to 6 per cent of total trips within the City
Ecosystem enhancement 25 per cent reduction in annual rate of clearing
Natural environment - terrestrial Maintain or improve the condition of 30 per cent of land with high conservation value under Council's care and control
  20 per cent increase in area of public and/or private land with conservation status (excluding the lake)
Natural environment - aquatic No net decline in waterways or estuary health
Environmental security No net per capita increase in exposure of the community to risks from the environment
Climate change adaptation No net per capita increase in exposure of the community to risks from climate change
Natural hazards 7 per cent reduction in exposure of the community to risks from natural hazards
Environmental health No net increase in per capita air pollution emissions within the City
  50 per cent of known contaminated land in Council's care and control assessed for risk to human health and prioritised for risk mitigation measures
  All public and private contaminated sites, reported to Council, are recorded in Council's Contaminated Land Database and are publicly available

Page last updated: 24 May 2019