In August 2019 Council declared a Climate Emergency joining "over 900 jurisdictions worldwide, including 35 Australian councils, [to] declare that we are in a state of emergency that requires immediate action by all levels of government." 

You can help do your bit by making simple sustainable choices at home, learning more about the environment and getting inspired. The Council is right there with you, working to deliver the ambitious commitments and aspirations adopted in the Environment and Climate Change Strategy, including a corporate commitment for net zero emissions by 2045.

We have several waste reduction programs including recycling and reducing single use plastic. Our Teacher's Hub also has a heap of information to help you become more sustainable.

Local businesses can join the Sustainability Business Network to share their knowledge and experiences to become more sustainable.

Addressing climate change

Help reduce the impacts of climate change by minimising our emissions and adapting to the expected changes in our climate.


Council sustainability actions

We want to be environmentally sustainable and take action on climate change, we are working everyday on new and exciting...


Solar and energy

Take a look at the ways you can reduce your electricity use, install solar panels or make other changes to...


Net Zero Expo

Our first-ever Net Zero Expo was held on 2 June 2024, a free event for residents and local business showcasing...

Net Zero Expo 2024

Water efficiency

Save water and practise water wise behaviours.