Policy Update: Banyule pledges for the future
The Victorian Government has devised a climate change program, TAKE2, to help Victoria reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Its aim is to enable all Victorians, businesses, local councils, community, educational organisations and individuals to be part of Victoria’s action on climate change, and contribute to the first Victorian state-wide interim emissions reduction target for 2020.
The TAKE 2 Pledge is in line with Council’s City Plan Key Direction to: 'deliver appropriate action on climate change’ and signing the TAKE2 pledge reinforces the leadership role that Council has already demonstrated in adopting its Energy Plan target to achieve carbon neutrality by 2020.
On 14 November 2016, Council passed a resolution to sign the TAKE2 Pledge.
For more information, refer here. (Note that Banyule City Council has already implemented many of the actions listed or is about to implement more of the actions).
Environmental Sustainability Policy and Strategy
Our Environmental Sustainability Policy and Strategy 2013 -2017 outlines the framework for Council and the community to work together towards a more sustainable future. It recognises the intrinsic value of the natural environment and the ecosystem services it provides for us, such as clean air. It aims to protect our city’s unique natural assets and quality of life whilst planning and providing for the needs of individuals and communities now and in the future.
What does council do in the field of environmental sustainability and why do we do it? This policy and strategy document respectively provides our rationale for doing what we do and outlines the strategic approach for ‘how’ we will achieve our key goals.
Council’s 5 key environmental sustainability goals are:
Protecting and enhancing our natural environment.
Conserving water and improving stormwater quality.
Delivering action on climate change.
Avoiding waste generation.
Encouraging environmental stewardship.
Please click on the link under Related information to download a copy of the Planet Policy and Strategy 2013-2017 report.
You can also view a hard copy at our Customer Service Centres at Ivanhoe, Greensborough and Rosanna as well as at our libraries in Ivanhoe, Rosanna and Watsonia.
Other Policy and Strategy documents
On our website you will also find further information about our policy and strategy, including: