Help shape a cleaner and greener Boroondara
It’s time to have your say on the development of our Climate Action Plan. Our current low-carbon future strategy ends in 2020. It will be replaced by a Climate Action Plan, which will bring together our wide range of climate-related commitments and initiatives, and help define Boroondara’s environmental sustainability direction over the next decade.
With initiatives like our new Food Organics and Garden Organics kerbside service and recent renewable energy power purchase agreement, we have been reducing pollution, protecting our biodiversity and conserving resources to help our community minimise its environmental footprint.
In shaping the Boroondara Community Plan, you told us you valued our trees, native plants and animals, as well as activities that support the ongoing health of our environment.
We recognise there is more to be done and this is a priority for Council and many local community members.
Your feedback and ideas to help shape our Climate Action Plan are very important. Various stages of community consultation will take place throughout the development of the plan to ensure our entire community has a chance to have their say. Together, we can all contribute to a more sustainable Boroondara.
The first round of community consultation is open from Friday 14 August to Monday 14 September 2020.
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Wind lights up our streets
Boroondara’s street lights and major Council buildings are now being powered by local renewable energy under a new decade-long power-purchase agreement.
This will ensure our greenhouse gas emissions are over 70 per cent lower than a decade ago, cutting reliance on energy from fossil fuels, and meeting one of our key sustainability goals in our current low-carbon future strategy.
Council made the long-term commitment on Monday 4 May 2020, after signing up to an agreement which involves a consortium of other local governments.
Under this agreement, more than 11,000 street lights and 16 major buildings will be 100 per cent powered by energy from a Gippsland windfarm until 2030. This accounts for over 85 per cent of our electricity use.
As part of the consortium, we will save on energy costs. During a time of fluctuating energy pricing, this agreement provides us with pricing certainty to budget effectively.