Council is developing a new Climate and Environment Strategy. 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 Consultation

Council is engaging with the community on both the key environmental issues of the municipality and the key concerns on mitigating against Climate Change and adapting to the changing environmental conditions.

Consultation will include in person sessions across our region.

Climate and Environment Strategy Workshop details:


When: Thursday 15 June 2023

Time: 4.30pm – 6pm

Where: Jubilee Hall, 63 Palmerston St, Baddaginnie


When: Tuesday 20 June 2023

Time: 4.30pm – 6pm

Where: Swanpool and District Memorial Hall, 2386 Midland Hwy, Swanpool


When: Thursday 22 June 2023

Time: 4.30pm – 6pm

Where: Goorambat and District Public Hall, 53 Halls Rd, Goorambat


When: Monday 26 June 2023

Time: 5.15pm – 7.15pm

Where: CWA Hall, 117 Bridge St E, Benalla