Our Climate Change Action Plan

For over a decade the City of Whittlesea has delivered a range of emissions reduction and climate resilience strategies and programs focussing on Council’s operations, services, and assets. In 2018 our community told us that one of their four top goals for the City of Whittlesea in 2040 is to have a sustainable environment - to be ‘climate ready’ and leaders in clean, sustainable living.

Building on this, Council is now developing a Climate Change Action Plan to guide the transition of our city to a low carbon, climate resilient future.

We want to ensure the Climate Change Action Plan is informed by extensive consultation with stakeholders across our community including individuals, business and industry, developers, community groups, and other levels of government as we recognise the need to work in partenrship to face the climate change challenge ahead.

How to participate

Get informed:

  • Read our brief Climate Change Information Sheet for an introduction to the major issues, risks and responses from a local angle.
  • Read the 'Climate Futures' short stories below about climate change and some of the positive solutions and actions community can take to respond to the challenge.

Get involved:

  • Use the Climate Change Map below to tell us what you see is at risk from climate change in your local area
  • Tell us what a climate-ready neighbourhood looks like to you and view and vote on what others have said at 'What's your big idea?' on this page.
  • Join us for an online Sustainability and Climate Change Breakfast on Friday 18th Jun 2021, 7:30 am - 9:00 am, where we invite local businesses in Whittlesea to share your vision and insights into climate action. Your contributions will be used to help Council identify and prioritise options to support business climate action. Find out more and book at https://events.humanitix.com/sustainability-and-cl...
  • Ask us a question about this project through the Project Q&A panel at the bottom of this page
  • Click on the Follow button at the top left of this page to be kept up to date with further opportunities to give your feedback on this plan in the coming months.

Council will consider all your feedback received by 30 June through this phase of the engagement, and it will directly inform the development of the City of Whittlesea Climate Change Action Plan.

What's your big idea?

What does a climate-ready neighbourhood look like to you?

23 June, 2021

DAEL2003 says:

“Community bike railing on nature strip i Community vegetable patch with wat mm up out the front & worm farm & compost tall person”

23 June, 2021

Dorothy Ave Early says:

“Aboriginal cultural site infront of service native trees/grasses Sensor mist water on hotter days to attract birds/animals Aboriginal ar”

17 June, 2021

Markt51 says:

“Stop the development of such small blocks of land. Not enough garden spaces in back yards Encourage smaller homes & bigger gardens ”

17 June, 2021

Markt51 says:

“Improve roads to stop traffic jams More school busses to stop the drop off pickup traffic jams. larger schools. Too many small schools ”

17 June, 2021

Markt51 says:

“Trees to cool streets. Make backstreets wide enough to create streetscapes All parks & sports grounds collect water to tanks. More evs”

11 June, 2021

Ross Neale says:

“New builds10star, solar/wind powered all new buildings. Build a 50m pool. Cat curfew, increase tree canopy, no more black roofs, more rivers”

6 June, 2021

Les says:

“Solar powered traffic lights, phone boxes etc. Community gardens. Fruit trees in streets for all (seen in Madrid). Planted nature strips.”

6 June, 2021

Les says:

“Tree lined streets, plants not grassed gardens. Many small local parks and green spaces. Solar power, bike tracks / lanes for commuting. ”

6 June, 2021

Sarah says:

“I don’t believe we’re heading for catastrophic climate change but I would like to see less waste in food, water, clothing, household items”

4 June, 2021

Rudra Sekhri says:

“A community that - - is actively adapting to the changing environment - is actively educating students about climate change”

3 June, 2021

robert P says:

“Total waste of time and Money, focus on reducing rates and provide real services to rate payers”

3 June, 2021

Paul says:

“glad you asked. Green bins available to all, community food gardens & markets, solar panels on all public structures, e-vehicles, reused H2O”