Council declares a Climate Emergency and adopts a 10-year Climate Action Plan

The Climate Action Plan 2022-2032 will guide Council’s response to the challenges posed by climate change over the next decade and outlines a twofold approach, involving mitigation and adaptation.

It builds on Council’s previous plans (2010, 2015) and emphasises collaboration with the community to achieve its key climate action aims.

The plan has three key overarching goas:

The Plan also sets targets of achieving net-zero emissions in Council operations by 2030 and net-zero community emissions by 2035

The Plan will accompanied by a clear implementation schedule – to be released within the coming months - and a commitment to evaluate and report on its progress at regular intervals.

Click here for the Nillumbik Shire Council Climate Action Plan 2022-2032.

What we heard

ChatterBox Projects was engaged by Nillumbik Shire Council to plan and facilitate online community workshops and undertake the data analysis and reporting of feedback received. The purpose of the community engagement was to gather feedback to assist Council to refine the draft Climate Action Plan (also referred to as CAP/Plan). People who live, work or play in Nillumbik were identified as the target population to engage in this public consultation.

Community members could provide feedback from 4 October to 7 November 2021 by completing an online survey, attending a virtual drop-in session and making a written submission. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the proposed in-person workshops did not proceed.

Read the full findings report here