If everyone in the world lived as we do, we would need four planets to live on. We need to learn how to live well within the resources that the earth provides.
'Towards One Planet Living: Greening the Western Suburbs' is a 5 year plan that sets out what this Council intends to do to reduce our ecological footprint. The plan lists a range of strategies and actions under four key themes: climate change, water, biodiversity and waste.
'Towards One Planet Living: Greening the Western Suburbs' has been developed with input from over 30 external organisations and community feedback from a series of public workshops held in early 2009.
Four community workshops were held during January and February so you could have your say and provide feedback on the draft plan.
- Our Changing Climate - Wednesday 28 January
- Our Water - Wednesday 4 February
- Our Biodiversity - Wednesday 11 February
- Our Waste - Wednesday 18 February
Community feedback was carefully recorded and considered. Council's responses to feedback provided as part of this process, including a list of changes that were made to the draft plan, is provided here:
'Towards One Planet Living: Greening the Western Suburbs' was formally endorsed by Council in June 2009. Download your copy of the final plan here:
Where to from here?
Council is now working to implement the plan, and has included a number of projects from the plan in the Business Plan and Budget for 2009/10.
To view Council's Business Plan and Budget, click here.
This work flows directly from the City's Community Plan'Shaping the Western Suburbs', which has confirmed our vision to be a City which values, protects and enhances the natural environment.