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 Council 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.

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