We will show leadership to address waste, climate change and
- Reduce our carbon footprint through the use of solar initiatives
and other renewable energy options.
- Educating and assisting our community to act on climate change,
by reducing waste, emissions and water usage.
- Using sustainable materials to construct and renew roads,
footpaths and street furniture.
- Progressively changing standard street lights to LED lights, to help reduce carbon emissions.
- Commencing Drysdale landfill rehabilitation.
- Constructing a green organics facility.
- Planting more trees to green and cool our urban areas.
- Reducing single-use plastic across the region.
- Managing pest plants and animals more effectively.
Our aims in 2018-19
- Identify ‘waste-to-energy’ options for our region.
- Trial a hard waste collection service.
- Renew the Environment Management Strategy.
- Continue to improve environmental management services.
- Continue to invest in the community Environment and Sustainability grants program.
- Investigate options to achieve zero waste to landfill and support the community to do likewise.
- Continue to embed One Planet Living principles across the organisation.
- Protect and rehabilitate our beaches, waterways and conservation reserves.
Measures of success
- 60 per cent of garbage, recyclables and green organics collected
from kerbside bins diverted from landfill.
- Emissions reduced from street lights, buildings and vehicle fleet by 50 per cent, by 2020.
- Increased use of sustainable material in our asset construction and renewal.
- 16 per cent suburban tree canopy.
- More than 1,850 street trees planted per annum.