Council has developed a draft Climate and Environment Strategy 2024-2029. The strategy will provide the guiding principles and objectives for Council’s approach to the environment and climate change.

The proposed strategy will also set out the actions that we will take to achieve over the five year lifespan of the strategy. This will include addressing environment and climate change impacts from Council operations.

The strategy will seek to follow the lead of the Victorian and Federal Governments who have established carbon reduction goals. The Victorian Government has committed to reaching net zero emissions by 2050 and has embedded responsibilities within Councils to also act. These responsibilities include promoting economic, social, and environmental sustainability within the municipality as well as addressing Climate Change and the risks that come with it.

Community Consideration

The Climate and Environment Strategy for the years 2024-2029 has been unveiled for a 28-day period of public review.

Your feedback is crucial to ensure that our policies align with the requirements and aspirations of our community.

We invite you to submit your thoughts and suggestions as we strive to create a strategy that addresses the issues of climate and environment effectively.

How to provide feedback:

  • Complete the online submission form below
  • Provide a written submission and return via email to council@benalla.vic.gov.au, drop it in to our Customer Service Centre or post to Benalla Rural City Council, PO Box 227, Benalla VIC 3671.

Submissions close 9am, Thursday 27 June 2024.