Two major environmental issues facing the City are climate change and sustainable water management. The City has recognised its responsibility to act on these important issues and has developed a Sustainable Water Management Plan and a Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Plan.
Sustainable Water Management Plan
The City recently revised and updated its Sustainable Water Management Plan, which was adopted in September 2018. This plan covers water conservation and water quality issues (such as litter) with a focus on City-owned assets.
A number of initiatives were implemented as part of the previous plan including;
Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Plan
A mid-term review was recently conducted on the Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Plan. This was adopted in September 2018. This document outlines a plan for reducing carbon emissions and adapting to the inevitable effects of climate change with a particular focus on City assets.
A number of initiatives have already been implemented as part of the previous version of the plan, including:
In addition to the above, the City has implemented the following policy and community education initiatives to address water and climate change issues.
The City runs workshops, seminars and courses on a variety of sustainability topics throughout the year.
If you would like to be placed on a mailing list to receive notification of these events please contact the City's Sustainability Officer
For handy tips of how to save water in and around your own home, please download the following brochures: